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Frozen Fog

West Texas has been having some really weird winter weather lately, including on December 4 a snowfall that actually stayed on the ground for two whole days.  Something that is just about unheard of out here.  Yes, we do on rare occasions get snow.  However, I've never seen it stay on the ground longer than a few hours.  As if the snow that lasted for two days in December wasn't weird enough, this morning I experienced frozen fog for the first time.  Yes, I said frozen fog.  When I first got up the fog was still so dense I couldn't really much of anything as I gazed bleary eyed out the kitchen window. I brewed a cup of tea, went back to bed, sipped the cup of tea, then napped a bit more. 

Later, as I was waiting for my second cup of tea to brew I once more looked out the window, and stood staring at the scene before me with astonishment.  "Did it snow last night or this morning?" I asked Larry.  "No." he replied, "That's frozen fog."  As with snow, we do occasionally see fog out here.  But, never in all my years in west Texas have I seen frozen fog before.  The sight of the frozen fog was so amazing to me I grabbed the camera and took a photo of it through the kitchen window.

I have to say that at this point in time I am beginning to seriously wonder about the global warming warnings we have been getting.  In fact, I'm starting to think those scientists in the 70's might have been right when they were predicting a new ice age.  Whatever the case may be, I just want this freaky winter weather we have been experiencing here in west Texas to return to what is more normal for us.  Lasting snow and frozen fog is downright unsettling to this desert rose who had plans to spend part of the winter in nearby scenic places while cozily camped out in our new travel trailer.  Spring can't come soon enough to suit me at this point. Though considering how freaky this winter has already been, I'm wondering what kind of spring and summer we are going to have? 

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