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Sat Dec 8, 2018, 07:50 PM

A cold front came through yesterday

Temps started falling to the low 50's (yea, I know. Deep South Texas. What can I tell you).

The breeze started coming from the northeast, bringing with it aromas from far, far away.

A little bit of smokiness, a little bit of mold, humidity, salt air...

Then traces of pine needles, rosemary, and other aromas that were more felt than detected.

Winter is coming to the lower Rio Grande Valley.

The skies are gray, surly, and spitting rain.

More sullen than vengeful.

A hazy shade of Winter.

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Reply A cold front came through yesterday (Original post)
Xipe Totec Saturday OP
gay texan Saturday #1
Xipe Totec Saturday #2
gay texan Saturday #6
LeftInTX Sunday #7
Xipe Totec Sunday #8
gay texan Monday #12
Major Nikon Sunday #10
sl8 Saturday #3
Xipe Totec Saturday #4
LeftInTX Saturday #5
Xipe Totec Sunday #11
jpak Sunday #9

Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:18 PM

1. we got snow in west texas

most of it is gone

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Response to gay texan (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 08:23 PM

2. Yes, but what did it smell like?

Share your full experience.

All senses.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:32 PM

6. my Dear Xipe Totec, i truly love your question

so i will do my best to answer it

Silence, it was truly quiet, no movement out of the Permian basin oil stuff that morning. the wind and the snow was your companion. As for smell, it was fresh bitter cold air, but not the type you hate, conversely the type you welcome.Clean, near aphrodisiac for the moment un touched.....

for the moment, you felt that all things were equal and for once squabbles didn't matter anymore.

since im really not the best at creating imagery with words, i shall let Henry Mancini fill in the gaps:

Mancini describes it better that anything i could ever type here. I felt young again.....

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Response to gay texan (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 04:32 AM

7. I used to live in Wisconsin. There were certain smells associated with snow.

It would pile up and gradually melt.

I moved away from there in 1982.

Fast forward to 2012: I'm watching the movie Superfly. Scene shows snow piled up on the streets.
All of sudden outta nowhere, I can smell it melting. It was a smell that I had completely forgotten about.

Now I won't forget the smell of mountain cedar because it is fairly strong, but the smell of piled up snow melting (slush) is very subtle and I almost didn't realize it had a smell until I saw Superfly 30 yrs later.

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Response to gay texan (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:03 PM

8. Sun-Kissed Snow


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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 12:05 AM

12. thats quite amazing

very nice!

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Response to gay texan (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 10:23 PM

10. Once it hailed so much in El Paso it looked like snow

I had about 6" of it all over my yard and it was pea sized.

I wish I had taken a picture of it, but that was before digital cameras became popular.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:19 PM

3. Hang on to your hopes, my friend

Seasons change with the scenery

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Response to sl8 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 10:52 PM

4. Open your other senses

The sounds, the smells, the tastes of the seasons.

We are much too focussed on vision, that we forget to appreciate the entire envelope of reality.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2018, 11:04 PM

5. In San Antonio we can smell the Ashe Juniper (Mountain Cedar) with cold fronts

Even though I've got Mountain Cedar in my backyard, I can't smell them unless winds come from the north.

It seems like when the weather is hot, all I can smell is asphalt.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 11:09 PM

11. I'm heading there tomorrow

Will be staying on the River Walk.

Looking forward to a nice enveloping experience.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2018, 09:33 PM

9. I remember my first "Blue Norther" in Corpus

I watched it approach on the Weather Channel radar and went outside when it came through.

A big break from The Torrid coastal TX weather....

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