Our area in McKinney, Texas experienced our first snowfall for the year. Snow in our community is rare as we are located just a quick 30 minutes north of the city of Dallas. We are far enough north in Texas that when the stars align we get a slight dusting of snow. This week we received 5 inches in one day, a record for our town. This is a view of one of the entry areas to a Nature Trail with gorgeous pathways through heavy tree areas.
Chestnut Chapel is an old church that was moved to an area off the main square of McKinney known as Chestnut Square. This quaint church is a wonderful venue for weddings and is also used for church services. My daughter was married last August in this chapel which seats 150 guests. Wooden pews to the church bell made this a wonderful memory for all.
This is a view of the Eldorado area within the community of McKinney. It is a master planned community with gorgeous hike & bike trails, small ponds, parks, and known for its beautiful trees and hilly terrain. This particular photo was taken of a creek area that has a tree lined section that is located next to a golf course. Occasional fishing takes place in this location and we have sightings of coyotes that have adopted the wooded areas for shelter after their natural home area was disrupted by the suburban growth.
With a population of over 125,000 residents and growing, you can see why Money Magazine named McKinney, Texas one of the Top 5 Cities in the Nation to live in 2010.
As for the snow, enjoy the moment. Next week it might shoot up to the 60s again, that is what we call Texas weather.