Most of you know that I left my home on the ranch, in South Dakota, to venture farther south for the winter. I am a Southerner, born and raised; have family here, as well as a place to keep about 10 horses. I couldn’t believe how warm and green it was when I arrived. And then, it started raining. And rained, and rained, and rained. And then it snowed. But not just any snow. No! I was lucky, I mean unfortunate enough, to be here for a record setting snowfall. This storm set the record for the most snowfall in one day in North Texas. The final tally set at DFW International Airport, which is where all things are measured if you live in North Texas, was 12.5 inches in a single day. Which brings the total for the year to just shy of 16 inches if memory serves me correctly. We’re also just shy of setting a record for the most snowfall in a single year. That’s a record I’d prefer they break when I’m NOT here trying to escape the massive amounts of snow at home.
Speaking of home, Zach took some video for me so I’d stop wondering if I should go back early! Be looking for that video in the very near future. I really miss him. And this weather has made it worse. I’m a solid month behind in my training of outside horses which means, that I have not even covered my costs so far. The goal of the video- to help me stop whining. And, and, and…then yesterday (and so far today) it is sunny- oh and windy too! The sun makes all things bright and beautiful! The mighty sun and wind combined and I might be able to ride a horse on Wednesday. Oh Wednesday! Wednesday will be a sad day. But we can talk about why Wednesday will be sad later.
Right now, I’m going to show you pictures of what a 24 hour snow storm looks like when there’s no wind. Because obviously we have marathon snow storms at home- the difference being the wind blows and blows and blows and the snow doesn’t pile up quite the same. Enjoy!