Yup, definitely snow on the mountain tops.
Whew....good-bye 90 degree heat!
Yesterday the temperature dropped twenty degrees in about an hour. Big lightening and thunder activity, and rain all about, and the television kept sending out weather alerts.
When they said that there was to be .6 inches of rain in a hour, and to prepare for flooding, I kinda laughed. Back in Houston we could get .6 inches of rain just from the sweat falling from tall folks walking by on the street.
It was hard to know what to watch: our weather alert or the alerts for Hurricane Gustav, or Houston weather. In the end, it looks like all is well enough on all fronts.
But we got SNOW!!!
I got up early while the rain was still pounding and the morning sky was black with storm clouds from horizon to horizon. A perfect day to get house work done.
A task I have ignored for two weeks; sharing a room with two cats, their litter box and with very little room for our duffel bags, well, cleaning up seemed impossible.
But since the cats are now in a kennel it was time to straighten up.
(Long story on the cats...Tigs was stalking Meowsie, Meowsie lost his nerve and had an accident on Jeff's bed twice, so we decided our two would have to be housed elsewhere until we can move into the view house.)
While I was running laundry and scrubbing up the bathroom, the rain stopped, the sky cleared, and B. called out that there was indeed snow up on the mountain tops.
Naturally I grabbed my camera!
A walk to the end of the street showed me a prune tree heavy with unripe fruit, a green apple tree also heavy with unripe fruit, thistles in bloom and this blue flower.
OK...that was worth the walk for the flower even if there wasn't a better mountain view.
And I saw this little house. I've been thinking we'll paint our new house's shutters black, like this one. Except this one also has a very deep blue grey on the trim. Hmmm....interesting idea.
I took off walking down the street and around the corner.
The mountains hid behind hospitals, high rises and trees.
This was a good peek though.
I *think* that is Mt. Olympus.
A pretty Japanese maple had turned color nicely. I am told the mountains will be changing color soon too.
What I want to know is what is with all the unripe fruit on the trees around here.
I saw trees full of rock hard pears, peaches, crab apples and a green thing that looked like an avocado but I know it isn't an avocado. If it was, I would be SO excited...love those things!
“I know Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton is a friend of mine, and Governor, you’re no Hillary Clinton.”
But here’s Palin’s drop-dead reply: “Senator, I know your running mate, Barack Obama. And he’s no Hillary Clinton either.”
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