Our last snowfall of 2020 bumped into our first snowfall for 2021 and what a beautiful scene it left behind. This wasn’t any of that dry, powdery stuff you can’t pack and it wasn’t just pure ice like we so often get in January and February. The snowfall was deep enough and just the right consistency to offer a good supply of snowman building material. The hill behind the high school was prime for sledding and many kids took advantage of it.
With the snow reflecting the moonlight, some people got right to work building their snowmen during the night. Anyone who has lived in this part of Texas for any length of time knows that this snow opportunity doesn’t come along very often and the time frame for enjoying it is very short. By 1 p.m. today much of the snow on the ground is gone and if you’re standing under a tree, you’re getting rained on from the snow and ice melting off the trees. In a few hours, only a few shady spots here and there will give a hint of the winter wonderland we woke up to.
Here are a few photos from around Eastland that were taken this morning.