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December 25, 2009

26 Dec

A winter storm arrived on the 24th leaving a blanket of snow across North Texas. Since the 23rd saw a 70 degree temperture, the ground was very warm but there was enough snow to last at least half the day Christmas making everyone’s dream of a white Christmas come true. I prefer the warm days.

Christmas morning after we let the baby tear wrapping paper and open his toys, I jumped in the pick-up and bravely set out across town to survey the white in the bright sunshine. The streets were frozen. The brightness was wonderful. A few others were out carefully driving along either going to family homes for Christmas or simply to look at the snow across town. I saw people standing together on the front porch sipping their hot drink enjoying the whiteness. My neighbor was on her front porch as she usually is smoking her cig wearing nothing more than her house dress and slippers. Cows munched on fresh hay bales that apparently had been dropped in the nearby field that morning. By noon, the snow and ice was melting.

This photo was taken down the road near where I live. A mask was used for the “through the viewfinder” look. You can find my tutorial in a previous post.

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Posted by on December 26, 2009 in Photography, Texas, TtV, weather

 

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4 responses to “December 25, 2009

  1. bblissful

    December 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    A very, merry Christmas to you, my blogging friend! Your photo is exquisite in every way. I wish you much peace and happiness as we move into a new year! xx

     
  2. davecandoit

    December 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Great photo! I love old photos like that.

    Here in the great white north we are still waiting for snow. Had a bit this morning, but nothing to speak of.

     
  3. Doug

    December 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    We had a white Christmas, but it was touch and go for a while as it rained on Christmas Day. Not enough to remove the snow, though, and we got a bit more snow last night.

    I prefer warm days, myself 🙂

     
  4. kate

    December 31, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Lovely!

     

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