Winter wonderland early morning December 8, 2017.
Texas weather, especially winter weather, can be highly variable. This December illustrates that.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
It was a warm day. As Susie and I walked from the house to the greenhouses I almost stepped on a coral snake (Micrurus fulvius tenere) crossing our path. After posing for a photograph, the snake quickly slithered into an old, rusty roll of field fencing to hide. Note the swelling near the tail; that is a meal that has almost completely moved through the alimentary tract.
Friday, December 8, 2017
We woke to an unexpected snowfall. At dawn there was two inches of wet snow covering the trees and grass, despite the temperature hovering just above freezing. Bare ground was free of snow because it still retained heat from the warm temperatures up until Thursday night. By noon all the snow was gone.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Sunday afternoon our grandchildren played on the trampoline with a water hose!