Snow in Houston...
How can this happen?!
It snowed last night in Houston, Texas! Will wonders never cease?!
The weather reports say the snow accumulation was about two to three inches in most Houston neighborhoods. When I got up this morning (about 5:30 AM), the temperature was 31 degrees, and the ground and trees were covered with a sprinkling of snow (but not the roads).
The snow began melting away very rapidly, almost before I could start snapping photos. However, the snow did stick to the trees for about an hour or so. Check out my photo of snow on a crepe myrtle tree. Cool!
People reading this post who live where it snows regularly are probably wondering what's the big deal. Well, it's just that snow in Houston is so rare, and snow accumulation is really rare. So it's a strange sight to most Houstonians.
I read somewhere that random rewards have the greatest effect on humans. People quickly begin to take for granted rewards that are delivered regularly and predictably -- they still appreciate the rewards, of course, but the "delight factor" diminishes over time. However, when the rewards are unpredictable, the delight factor associated with the rewards remains high.
So I think there is a high delight factor associated with snow in Houston!