Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Is Winter Over?

I know February is a short month to begin with but man, it sure went by extremely fast! Not only is time passing at record speed, we have experienced one of the warmest winters ever recorded. February will go on record as the warmest February ever! And this is usually our coldest winter month!

Needless to say the geese are already flowing back North, people are mowing their lawns because the weeds are growing (grass is smarter 😏) and 

many trees are already beginning to leaf out

or blooming!

The one thing I haven't seen leaf out yet is the Mesquite tree. It's said around these parts that winter isn't over until the Mesquite tree leafs out. I have a saying too with my 40+ years of residency that winter isn't over until after Easter. This year Easter is April 16th.

I can remember years past...20007 to be exact when we had snow on Bluebonnets. I found that picture too! Hmmm...my hair was darker and I was "lighter" 😏. We didn't get a lot of snow but it was still snow! Easter was the first weekend in April that year.

I distinctly remember in 2008 having a near blizzard on March 6th.  I say distinctly because at that time I was keeping the horses at my friend Teresa's about 15 miles North of town and I drove in it to go blanket horses!

This was the road to her house about a mile from it.

At that time Clyde was the only horse we had so the other two belong to my friend's daughter. They were pretty glad to see me!

We got around 5 inches that time. I'm not sure but I think it was gone in a few days.

Winter might be over but you just never know around here!

It's kind of like the saying "It ain't over til' the fat lady sings", well, it ain't over until the Mesquite tree blooms 😉.

Have a good one!


  1. The weather is crazy. I've heard some say their mesquite trees have budded. I don't have any so don't know. My pecans have not yet so that I sign too of winter not being over yet. Loved your photos of the different "seasons" we've had.

    1. I saw Mesquite leaves today 3-15. That may not mean we won't have a cold snap but our freezing weather is probably over (yeah). Not that we had much this year!