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