Richard Bush recently took this photograph of an Aquilegia caerulea, also known as Rocky Mountain columbine, in his Temple garden. Aquilegia are known for blooming early in the spring.

Deb Elliott shows just how much snow accumulated on the hood of her car during the recent winter storm. She said the average depth of the snow at The Bridge apartment complex in South Temple was 6.5 inches.

Brysen Gott, 12, found this icicle during the recent winter storm at Twin Falls Stable in Belton.

Kim Newton said this icicle formed on her patio in Temple during the recent winter storm. It measured 67 inches.

Guy Fowler spotted this herd of deer recently grazing in Morgan’s Point Resort beneath the setting sun.

Barbara Norman said this hungry robin came to eat berries in her Belton backyard during the recent winter storm.

This icicle grew recently from the rain spout outside the kitchen window at the home of Carl and Hilde Cort in Temple.

Terry Rascoe took this picture recently of a soap bubble beginning to freeze, making it look like a crystal ball or a snow globe. The bubble was made from a solution of water, dish soap and glycerin, and was blown using a straw. The bubble was sitting on snow from the Rascoes’ yard, and the …

Some members of the Central Texas Travel Club journeyed recently to Asheville, N.C., for a “Christmas Experience” Tour at the Historic Biltmore Mansion and Inn. Pictured from left are Peggy Stewart of Belton, Patricia Brown of Temple, Debbie Potts of Belton, Bennie Bragewitz of Belton, Ron W…

Sharon Rostovich captured her “granddog” Ruby enjoying a romp in the snow recently at her house in East Temple.

Carol Stock of Rosebud took this photograph recently from her front yard along FM 1048 looking over a field of usually green wheat during a snow storm. Carol says she likes the beautiful contrast effect of a color picture that looks like a black-and-white photograph with one full-color element.

Finn Cunningham was ready for his close-up after he graduated recently from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville with a degree in criminal justice. Finn is the son of Amy Cunningham of Belton, and the grandson of Linda and Joe Smith of Belton.

Heavy snow covers a tractor and farm buildings recently on North Elm Loop east of Zabcikville.

Cheryl Bennett recently photographed a cedar waxwing perched in the peach tree in her Temple backyard. This time of year, Cheryl said, this handsome bird is in abundance foraging for the many berries on our trees and bushes, although we don’t often notice.

This hummingbird decided to rest on a bird feeder while snow was falling recently in Susan Cory’s backyard in Belton.

There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes and it will change. Sharon Rostovich offers a visual representation of that axiom. One day recently her front yard on Lavendusky Drive in Temple was covered with fall leaves. The next day, it was covere…

There’s an old saying that if you don’t like the weather in Texas, just wait five minutes and it will change. Sharon Rostovich offers a visual representation of that axiom. One day recently her front yard on Lavendusky Drive in Temple was covered with fall leaves. The next day, it was covere…

Vanna Wainwright recently captured a photograph of this snow sculpture Corbin Wainwright, left, and Breanna Wainwright collaborated to create in their yard on Bryon Drive in Temple.

Although there were many chores to do inside where it was warm, Mary Beth Garcia, left, Esmeralda Garcia and John Garcia recently put all that aside to take advantage of the recent rare snowfall and build a 5-foot-tall snowman in their yard on Del Norte Boulevard in Temple.

Sherry Davidson took this photograph of snow falling recently at her parents’ home in South Belton. Her parents are Paul and Lille Bonkowski.