In Southeast Texas, we get direct hits by hurricanes more often than dustings by snow; so I felt pretty sure when the weatherman said last night we were in for snow that it was another false alarm. Working late on photography-related stuff, I decided to check the backyard before going to bed:
The reflections of light on the snow was so strong it was nearly bright as day. We could see down the street like it was 5pm and not 2am – the land of the “midnight sun” was beautiful. ๐
We received more snow last night than any December night in Beaumont’s recorded history.
At 2:30AM Drew, Amy and I rode downtown to see what we could see – The “Men with Vision” statue by the Texas Energy Museum looked a bit chilly, but the decorations on our city’s Christmas tree really sparkled as well as the trees lining Main Street.
After our photo safari ended at 4AM, the next morning we woke David early to see the beautiful scene outside. If you remember the look of wonder on Ralphie’s face Christmas morning in “A Christmas Story” when he saw the neighborhood covered in snow, that’s the awe David had on his:
We dressed quickly, ran downstairs and David got his first real taste of the cold stuff. It definitely didn’t take long before he was chunking them like the best:
We were freezing! But we plunged on, building a huge snowman and named him: