Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Yesterday, it was 85 degrees here. Sunny. A gentle sea breeze. Butterflies fluttered from hibiscus to bougainvillea and back again. Doves coo-ed, mockingbirds sang.

Wham!

Now it's 38, wind is howling from the north. Drizzle and intermittent spats of rain are falling. In the words of a little boy I know . . . What happened?

What happened, of course, is a strong cold front. South Texas is having two days of winter. By the weekend we'll be back in the 70s.

For everyone north of Austin, our taste of cold is mild. But here, following eight months or more of summer, it's a little chilly. Hmmmm, chili. I think that sounds good for lunch.

Stay warm.

2 comments:

Waconda Springs Soap Works said...

Forget the chili. Try the lasgana soup. You won't regret it. And the good news, it freezes nicely for another rainy day.

Carol Kilgore said...

Ah, I'll remember. Alas, I had a sandwich for lunch. But it was good.