Blue norther.

True, we don’t get ice storms often.  But get them, we do.  Every two, three years, a blue norther blows through.  Used to be there was a saying among ranchers in the Panhandle, “Nothing between us and the North Pole, ‘cept a bob-wire fence.”    (Please note: no self-respecting Texas rancher says “barbed-wire.”)

So. We got us a blue norther.  One day it’s 80 in Dallas, and the next it’s 25.  Schools, government offices, social events, some stores– closed.  Myself, I’m not complaining too much, because I get a three-day weekend.

The second photo is especially apropos to Texas– you might say it is an ice-conic representation of a Texas tornado.

Photo provided by parents– used with their permission.

Photo taken today, December 6, 2013 by Katie Nixon (Katie Nixon Photography).  Used with permission.


Please let us know what you think about what we see.