Moving to Texas 5 years ago was an easy choice for my wife and me, however that doesn’t mean I don’t miss some of the things I got used to in the first 56 years of my life.

One of the things that was very difficult to accept as normal was warmish weather all through the Christmas season. I say warmish because we do have freezing temperatures once in a while. There are times I have to take my cacti (the ones that aren’t native to this part of the country) into the house so they don’t get frost or freeze.

After living here for 5 years, I’m starting to enjoy the lack of snow and cold weather. In fact, it’s 15 December, and I’m sitting outside on my porch typing this, and I don’t even have a jacket on!

I get to travel to Chicago for my work from time to time, so I have plenty of chances to see snow, and not feel my toes; plenty of little reminders of the reasons we decided to move here.

Here are a few photos of lights on buildings and trees in my little town of Dripping Springs. Notice the complete lack of snow… the image at the top of this post is of a wonderful sunset I saw behind our town Christmas tree – taken with my phone on my way home last Friday.

I hope you don’t have too much snow and cold weather where you live. We’re very friendly – so if you’re looking for a break from winter weather, you’re welcome to visit Texas!

Wherever you live, with or without snow, I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a great New Year!

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