Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

According to the weather people, we're having something called "a rare snow event" today in Las Vegas. It's incredible. The palm trees look depressed, with nothing but skinny central spikes reaching upward and the tips of all their fronds sweeping the ground, weighted down by snow. Drivers can't negotiate the slightest of inclines or declines and are generally going about 4 mph. I can't see much further out the window than my own backyard; my glorious view of the Strip and the mountains has completely disappeared into a bright cocoon of white, white and more white. And we're doing a great imitation of the Midwest - snow has been falling consistently since mid-morning. I guess I'll have to dig out some non-flip-flop footwear. Do I even have snow boots?

Here are pix:












4 comments:

C.C. said...

Wow -- the pics are terrific! Thanks for posting them. I haven't seen palm trees so heavy with snow. A dusting, yes. Enough to drag them to the ground? No.

Sounds like it is a good night to stay home and off the roads.

kim said...

I've never seen palm trees with snow! It's a whole new world of possibilities ;) Beautiful!

Todd Smith said...

Wow! These are great. Thank you so much for sharing!

beth pulsipher said...

there's just something wonderfully eerie about seeing snow on palm trees! :) b