Lived near Okla City as a tot. Lived in Alaska, ages 4 & 5. Lived in Spain, aged 8, 9, & 10 -- unprecedented snowfall in Madrid one of those years. Lived in Nebraska during middle school. Snow on ground from Thanksgiving to Easter. Lived in New Orleans in my 20s/30s -- unprecedented snowfall in New Orleans one of those years. Lived in Kansas. Snow & ice storms. Christmas, 2009: anyportinastorm.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=pictures&action=display&thread=3047&page=1
Have also spent time in Okla. & Colorado. Hate snow.
I am now definately not convinced that winter in the UK would be better although I suppose that level of extreme cold gets wearing ( not to mention all the snow shovelling) . Yes it would be warmer here and we do have some lovey crisp sunny winter days .....but many are dank ,dismal , windy and wet.
I don't think I knew that you had lived in Nebraska Bixa, Eisch!!! The unprecedented NOLA snowfall you mention I believe was in 1973. I was here for that, the city was paralyzed, and, it was a really rinky dinky amount.
Just gorgeous Mich!! The rocks replacing the railroad ties was/is clearly a good move both from a practical standpoint and aesthetically. They look fabulous.
The hostas and dicentra are to die for!!
And, every time I see those steps, I think, good for you!! A fine testament to all your hard work and amazing achievements. Bravo!
Thanks for sharing these. I look forward to seeing more.
Lugg, I do have to say, at least are winters seem to be getting shorter. We only have the really cold and consistent snow storms for about 3 months, but it is a long 3 months! We hope to do our travelling mid January to mid April when my husband retires. That way we can enjoy the Christmas/New Year season then get away from the storms and come back to the snow almost all melted.
Bixa you have lived in many interesting places! Thank you for adding the Christmas 2009 link, I enjoyed that. Absolutely loved the murals in the MC airport, I might have missed my flight while trying to absorb everything!