Friday, February 4, 2011

Maybe Not A White Christmas, But At Least A White Winter

A lot of people laugh at me when I explain to them that I'm from Texas and have never encountered anything close to snow, but I saw snow for the first time today, and what a glorious thing it was!

The Deep South recently got a huge burst of wintery weather out of nowhere over the past week or so, with temperatures consistently being in the low 20's, complete with frozen roads and closed schools (except my university, of course :P). As a fan of cold weather, words simply cannot express my delight it is to finally experience what I've dreamed about for so long, especially as a young child: an actual white winter!

After coming home for the weekend, I just woke up and had to venture outside to see if it, indeed, had snowed overnight. I walked out onto the porch to see the yard lightly patched with snow, however, our garden was completely covered in it. I jogged out into the yard and looked onto our roof, and what I saw was worthy of being on a Christmas card, I know it may sound silly, but it was almost like a dream!

Here's a quick picture I took of the garden:

Happy Winter everyone :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Who Needs Enemies

"You're my best friend." he said.

And with that they had created something beautiful.

Many suns set, and then rose once more. They were older.

"You're right, we haven't talked in a while, let's do that soon." he stated.

The earth had made three revolutions now.

"I miss you, too." he sighed.

The gap only expanded exponentially.

"You're married, no kidding?!" he asked.

Half a century now.

"Terminal." he explained.

They were brought together in the end.

"You're my best friend." he was finally able to say.

That beautiful something never died.

On a separate note, I just finished listening to the album, "Feeding The Wolves" by 10 Years for the third time, and I'd have to recommend it to anyone interested or open to expanding their music collection.

"For everyone that you had fooled. And every fire you have fueled. All that times that you cried wolf. I blame you."