I am a lover of horticulture, gardening and the environment. At age 8, I sent away for a package of Zinnia seeds for 10 cents and I've been hooked ever since. After 25 years of being self-employed, I retired. That only lasted 4 years and I now work in a water conservation program: I buy grass from homeowners who are willing to convert to desert landscaping and lose that thirsty green stuff. I pursue what interests me and you can blame my sister for getting me into this blogging thing.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Greetings from Sunny Las Vegas

We've lived here 12 years and this is the third snow we've experienced. It was the worst snow in 29 years. 10" in the foothills and 6" on the floor of the valley. It snowed twice in one week. It's hard to believe we moved here, in part, because it's always sunny.

School was even cancelled the next day. It was pretty funny to see kids at school anyway...they were having a ball making snowmen. That was a new experience for most of the younger kids. My husband asked for a scraper to clean the windshield of our van. All we had was a squeegee. We've long ago thrown away all those snow removal devices.

Of course, it didn't last any length of time which was OK by me. But it does get you in the mood to make all those winter hearty meals. I made split pea soup and even baked some poppy seed rolls for my hubby. That's a rare event for me. I used to bake bread every week, but that was over 40 years ago. We're getting older and it's all too much work. Including snow removal. I hope it's another 5 years before we experience snow again. We're back to our beautiful blue skies and sunny weather. I wish I could send it to my family in the middle west and east coast. My oldest sun said the wind chill in Indiana this morning was -30 degrees. Brrr.


Blogger Motherkitty said...

Our temperature this Monday morning is 12 degrees. No snow yet, but it's coming. Your pictures are very cool (no pun intended).

December 21, 2008 11:13 PM  
Blogger Tomas Dennis said...

This morning (Monday Dec. 22 at 0600) it was 4 degrees with clear bright skies and no wind chill.
It is taking Aprilyn awhile to get used to the cold and overcast fall type days. They are on their way home from Nashville (Sunday in Nashville it was 28 degress withs winds speed of 20mph).

December 22, 2008 9:38 AM  

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