I will normally leave the photo blogging to The McKinney Daily Photo but what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t cover record snow on the square. I mean, I know I’m not the only one who was dying to see what the square looked like with that kind of snow fall. I know this because I was not the only one down there this morning. I had intended to get up at first light and get down there while everything was pristine and the first morning light was falling on the snow. I didn’t quite manage that … but he did. I asked him if he was going to post them and he said maybe on his Facebook page. Last name is Rushing. I hope he does post them because I would love to see them.
I was expecting great things at the square and so didn’t take many pictures of the surrounding residential area on my way down. It turned out the the residential area was actually more beautiful.
It’s not that the square was without beauty. I have never seen it swathed in snow like this and my biggest problem was not in not having a good shot but in not knowing how to take a great shot.
The most unique feature was how the snow looked on Landon Winery’s awning. I think the smile-y face may have been from the first-riser I mentioned above.
I did a quick jog around the square taking it all in. The shot I missed, now that I think about it, was the basement entrance to the MPAC. There was deep snow there accentuated by the stairs leading downstairs. I did catch this shot of Churchill’s.
The statues were some of the most interesting features with the snow.
But the real winner was Mitchell Park. Besides Mr. Rushing, the only other people out were a few people with four-wheel drives, a lot of AT&T trucks and a City Facilities Maintenance truck. There was a man standing beside one of the trucks and I asked him if phones or power was out and he said no, that Mitchell Park was just so pretty he had stopped to take a picture of it. And, just in case you were wondering, the early photographer said that the City turned the fountain on in the morning. It didn’t run all night in the freezing temps.
Those are my best shots. I hope you like them. I am excited about the Krewe of Barkus parade on Sunday. One of my friends is bringing her three dogs to participate. I have to work tomorrow but, for those of you who don’t, don’t forget all of the neat performances at MPAC on Saturday.