Cold Snow Day

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 35mm, f/5, 1/300 sec, ISO200
“Covered Deck” Cedar Park, 2021

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Today we woke up to several inches of snowfall here in Central Texas as well as to a bitter cold. Because of the latter, we’ve been experiencing electrical outages throughout the state. That caused my work to cancel several of today’s meetings. Thankfully, our house hasn’t been affected by the blackouts, but it seems like all my friends have. I hope our good luck continues through the night. (fingers crossed)

The snow was actually kind of fun to experience! Lani had a few moments of confusion this morning when I let her out to do her business. She didn’t know where the lawn was, so I put on my boots and walked down the stairs to the grass, and then she got enough courage to find a place to pee. 😅

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO200
“Confused Dog” Cedar Park, 2021

During my lunchbreak I bundled up and went for a little walk toward the mailbox and back. There was so much snow on the ground and lots of kids were having snowball fights. Surprisingly, there were no snowmen, even though there was a ton of snow to work with. I think it was just too cold! (19°F / -7°C) I recorded my walk using my GoPro, and you can see the video at the bottom of the post. Enjoy, and stay warm!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/4700 sec, ISO200
“Snowy Street” Cedar Park, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/7.1, 1/750 sec, ISO200
“Growing Icicles” Cedar Park, 2021

Snow Day

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5.6, 1/100 sec, ISO250
“Morning Snow” Cedar Park, 2021

A rare snowstorm arrived in the morning and covered the area with a few inches of fluffy white powder. It was amazing! The photo above is the view from our bedroom window. What a way to wake up. 😊

I went for a couple of walks and bicycle rides around the neighborhood to look at the snowmen and I saw plenty of snowball fights. It was so fun!

Mariko made this little snowman on our deck using some peppers and sunflower seeds:

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO200
“Snowman” Cedar Park, 2021

And this is how much accumulation there was:

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5.6, 1/105 sec, ISO200
“Sana Under Snow” Cedar Park, 2021

Towards the end of the day I hopped on my bicycle again to take some photos of the neighborhood snowmen. There were some pretty good ones. Take a look! ⛄

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I hope you had a good day! またね~


"Movin'" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/15 sec, ISO6400
“Movin'” Cedar Park, 2017

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Well, the cold weather continued today, but I wasn’t expecting to get any snow. ❄️ It was just 81° F the other day, for goodness sakes! But snow it did, and it was actually pretty fun. When I went to pick up Koa from school at 5:30 pm, there were only a few snowflakes falling, but on the way to get dinner, the snow was coming down a lot harder.

"Snow?" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/30 sec, ISO3200
“Snow?” Cedar Park, 2017

Obviously, this being Texas, the snow is not as serious as up north, however, it was a bit more challenging to drive in since we’re not used to all these particles floating down. 🌨️

Lani also seemed to enjoy the weather. 🐕 As you can see in the top photo, the snow didn’t slow her down at all. She’s leaping over the stairs like she always does… full speed!

Lastly, I couldn’t resist getting a photo of my Subaru with a light dusting of snow on her. 😁 Cool huh!

"Slight Dusting" Cedar Park, 2017
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.2, 1/125 sec, ISO4000
“Slight Dusting” Cedar Park, 2017

I hope you had a nice day!