My daughter is in her second year of learning French at school. The teacher put together a nice field trip and the students boarded the big yellow school bus this evening (yes, on a Saturday!) and headed towards Dallas. They are attending the Dallas Opera’s rendition of Romeo & Juliet, sung completely in French. I think this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone learning a new language and I hope my daughter enjoys it. I can’t wait to hear how she liked it, but, in the mean time, here’s a little snippet I found I YouTube.
Texas is under severe weather alerts and keeping a weather eye on Hurricane Ike, currently in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ike will more than likely make landfall sometime early Saturday morning and then move quickly north covering most of East Texas, including the Dallas area. While Ike is expected to weaken to a tropical storm as it moves across land, but Dallas can expect 4-6 inches or more of rainful, gusty winds and toranadoes may develop. We may expect sustained winds of anywhere from 30-50 mph.
Needless to say, we will be battening down the hatches and pulling in all of the patio furniture. We are receiving direction to tie down or put away anything that is not permanently attached. Right now, we are definitley experiencing the calm before the storm.
I was busy sewing last night when my daughter came in to tell me it was snowing. Now, we moved from Chicago not even a year ago, and the thought of snow in Dallas never really occurred to me. Yes, I do know it snows every once in a blue moon, but come on, we just left the midwest, I thought she meant there were flakes in the air. I certainly didn’t expect it to stick! But stick it did. We received between 2-3 inches overnight, I was completely surprised!
These are a few shots I took last night while it was coming down, around 9 P.M.
This is looking out over our front patio into the front yard.
This is looking our over our swimming pool. No, here in the south, pools don’t close or even get covered.