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~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day




SNOW in South Texas!

rainfall the day before


It all started with near flooding rains...then, Yes! A little after midnight on Friday Morning [December 8, 2017] the white stuff began falling from the sky just as the weatherman predicted! It was wet and heavy. But after a few days of mild temps prior to the storm, the ground was still warm enough for the snow to not stick around at the beginning....but it soon dropped to near freezing and the snow began to accumulate. In all total most parts of the area - from the coast to several miles inland, it was tallied anywhere from 3 to 4 1/2 inches!!! The streets were okay, but I made sure before I went out driving that it was ABOVE FREEZING to get some photos of this historic event.

The last time it snowed in Corpus Christi was the year 2004.


the bougainvillea  and lantana covered in snowfall - the patio


back yard pelican statue and yellow snow capped hibiscus


this is our home...

I was up out of bed, dressed in my layers of clothing, at 1 a.m.....traipsing outdoors taking photos with my cell phone!!  For most of the early morning hours, it continued to snow.  I left around 8 in the morning to drive to the nearest city park to take more photos...

I admit it was pretty....growing up in Colorado where the snow stayed on the ground from September to April in the foothills of the Rockies, I was enjoying it all.  Then, by the time I reached home again from the photo shoot...I had enough.  I wanted the sun to come out and warm up again!!!  By 4 in the afternoon, it was clearing out, most of it melted away.  I can wait another 13 years for more...not all that excited about it any more.

I TOOK DOZENS OF HISTORIC PHOTOS and made a special blog for them.  If you'd like to see more of the neighborhood at 1 a.m. and again later, click here.  If you'd like to see the snow on the pond in the park....click here.

NOTE:  the two blog posts linked above are heavy with photos!!!

42 comments :

  1. every thing looks beautiful, one day of it would be fine with me, but only one day. we are getting rain and our temp at 5 am is 65 but that is the high for today. we will be in the 40's with temps dropping all day today for the next week. i can live with that because of bright sun.. headed over to see the pics a crazy person takes at 1 am, i am sure your were alone out there ...

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    1. That's my middle name sometimes...'crazy'. But most times, my middle name is trouble.

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  2. Love all your photos! We were hoping for snow here in north Mississippi, but it was all south of us.
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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    1. Well, I would have been willing to share the storm with you! In fact, all of it.

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  3. 13 years... oh my, that's along time. But, glad you got a small dose of it, just to say you did. Pretty pictures.

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  4. We are getting cold and clear weather right now. I've got to scrape the car for what seems like ages before I can drive anywhere. Our snow is in the mountains, where it belongs. Glad you got such great shots, though. I can enjoy it from the comfort of my laptop. :-)

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    1. I remember those kinda mornings when you have to scrape ice and snow off the car to even get out on the street....not fun.

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  5. Snow events are still exciting to me and not having to go out on the roads is the best thing now. Your pictures are wonderful, especially your casa shot.

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    1. Snow? Exciting? Okay.

      It's pretty, I admit, but I can't say I would get excited over it in any way. Thanks Ms. G

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  6. Pretty dog gone amazing! Not even a drop of rain up here in the DFW area! I’m off to see all your photos now!

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    1. Hope you enjoyed what I shared on the 'special' blog Linda!!!

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  7. Still "sitting in wait" for the snow event here in Central Western PA.. I haven't seen snow in over five years and looking anxiously out the window, though I think we are too far west for much. I have a beautiful view from my window in my "new" apartment and am blessed. The acres of gardens should be lovely. If not today, no doubt in due time it shall happen..

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    1. The 'view of snow' from a window is my idea of a perfect winter's day. lol

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  8. Hello, it is pretty to look at. For awhile, I am not a snow lover and prefer the warm temps. We are having some snow today too, 1-3 inches of the cold wet white stuff.
    Happy weekend!

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    1. Same goes with me, I'd prefer the warm climate much more.

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  9. I love your house! It is beautiful and unique. You are certainly brave to venture out in the dark and snow! Your door has a beautiful shiny cross on it! Just commented on your new blog! Will you be posting more on it? Should I add it to my sidebar?

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    1. I had to scroll up to see what you meant by a 'cross'....indeed it does! You have a good eye for noticing.

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  10. Love the magical photos. I love your house also. Hugs, lj

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  11. I saw on another blog that it had snowed in Texas and I wondered if you got any where you were. I admit it's pretty to look at but I see too much of it every year and am no longer a fan

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    1. Yep, yep, yep...I know just what you mean about snow every year!!! Not fun.

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  12. Wow - lots of snow for you! I checked out your photos and it really was pretty. We've been getting snowed on here too, but that's not surprising!

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    1. Yep, in Michigan, snow is expected. But here? lol

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  13. Our local tv weather news been showing photo of snow down south...It cold and clear here.
    Coffee is on

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    1. We'll be back to South Texas normal, soon tho.

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  14. This is really exciting, then, isn't it? We've had a light snow all day here, but that is normal!

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    1. Yep, this just normally doesn't occur here!

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  15. I enjoyed all the photos! I think you got more than we got all last year...or close to it anyway.

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    1. I think I like the summer humidity better. Of course, being human, I'm never happy when it comes to weather. lol

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  16. Well,at least for a short time, you had more snow on the ground than we do here in Manitoba.

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    1. Well, now that we go this for the winter, you can have all the rest....I'm not picky! lol

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  17. I remember when I lived in Houston, and Victoria, Texas it only snowed once and it was a disaster. Lots of burst pipes. Anyway, I had never heard of snow in Corpus before.

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    1. 2nd time for snow since we've retired down here!!

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  18. And here I thought you guys are too far south for snow, guess I was wrong. I, Anni, have finally moved to our home at the sea *whew* and I am pleased, builders dust, boxes, disruptions and all. The pups are happy, the parrot is still speaking to me and all is right with the world, I'll mail you some piccies soon, love you lots, V

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    1. Normally, it IS too far south here...but it can happen anywhere I guess. I look forward to seeing your new home.

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  19. It was quite exciting for us south Texans and it was so wide spread to the different towns. One lady in church this morning said she didn't get any in Dilly, Texas. It was 1985 the last time we got a real snow in San Antonio. Stayed on the ground all week-end and was still some on Monday when someone broke into our house while we were gone about an hour.

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    1. Your home was broken into...o my goodness!! I don't like to 'hear' that!!!!

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  20. I hope it is all melted by now -- cold here in SW Florida but no snow ... I don't even like the crisp clear cold weather any more, even when it is dry.

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    1. It was all gone by the next afternoon when the temps reached 60.

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  21. Anni, what wonderful photos and to experience "snow" again was exhilarating, I'm sure. I can tell by "the sound" of your voice in your posts!!!...:)JP

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    1. It was a 'good' change from the sweltering summer!!!!

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