Friday, December 12, 2008

Snow in the Brazos Valley

Very early the previous morning of December 10, 2008, the Brazos Valley was blanketed by a sleet storm. Then, that afteroon, snow, in big accumulations of flakes, fell on the Brazos Valley—and even upon Houston, Texas. Most students at Texas A&M University had never seen snow on the campus. Many snowmen lived for a day, until temperatures in the 60s took their toll. Cars (see photo) drove around with miniature snowman mascots.

In photo at right: my friend, the bride-to-be (right), and me, at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the Civil Engineering–TTI, H.R. Bright, and Engineering-Physics Buidings in the background at Texas A&M University.

Students—even graduate students—frolicked in the snow.

1 comment:

fishwithoutbicycle said...

Snow in Texas? I never dreamed there could be such a thing!! Mind you when I visited a friend in Austin at the end of November it was FREEZING!! had predicted high 60s/low 70s when I was there, but instead I got high 40s/low 50s and chilly winds. I felt cheated ;-)