February in Dallas, TX is likely not what ABM had in mind when they wrote the Nature Challenge for their Real Life in 52 Weeks eCourse… especially not last week.
A couple of days I walked into the office through small flurries of beautiful snowflakes, only to be greeted at lunchtime by a blazing sun and puddles of brownish sludge. Texas Weather. (Poor little Texas girl with her sun and light jacket and perpetually shoved sidewalk, I know. I’d trade you in a heartbeat, though, Northeast. Winter and snow are my absolute favorite and now that I live in Dallas I’m being totally gypped.)
The thing about this region is no one can handle winter. A little bit (or a lot a bit) of ice and the city shuts down. The one day it would have been gorgeous for photos, the roads were short of a death trap (according to the weatherman and Twitter.) The next day: dirty sludge, sleet, and ice.
So this is what mother nature gave me to work with this week: wet, cold, dead, but nevertheless beautiful in its own right when you squint.