|Probably won't be coming to a subdivision near you: the suspects in the Victory Lakes break-in. Photo credit not provided by local media reports, but presumably it's LCPD.|
We may never know the answer to that, but we'll see what happens when spring finally does arrive.
Yesterday, I almost got fooled into thinking that we were on the cusp of it. I had to go to Galveston for a work meeting, and the place was wonderful for at least a few hours. As I write this, another strong cold front is plowing through our area, but here's a taste of what Galveston looked like during yesterday's brief respite.
|Despite the fact that the water is currently a remarkably low 52 degrees, the air temperature was approaching 70, with no wind. These guys were pretty happy about the weather situation. |
|As the pelicans suggested, the atmosphere in Galveston was positively douce - not the English definition, which loses a lot in translation, but the French, which refers to a particular flavor of agreeable softness.|
|I celebrated the momentary douceness by trying the poblano asparagus soup at the locally-renowned Mosquito Cafe. It wasn't bad, although I would have made it a bit spicier (but arguably, that would not have been very douce). Those elongated objects in this photo are not french fries - they are strips of yellow squash. A dish like this is best eaten by dunking the vegetables into the soup, because the soup is very rich. |
Do you notice how the vegetable medley contains chunks of broccoli stems as well as the crowns? Only real vegetable connoisseurs know to do that - much of our society assumes that the stems are not edible. They are actually pretty good, although I'm a fan of peeling off the non-douce outer skin before adding them to any dish that I make.