Friday, March 7, 2008

March Surprise!

It’s snowing, it’s snowing!

I know those of you who live in parts north are thinking, "yeah? big deal." But here in the deep south? on March 7th? Pretty big deal. Snow days are few far between around here. I wouldn’t be nearly as excited about it if I had to drive to work in it but I don’t, so I am. Of course the ground is much too warm for it to stick, but it sure is beautiful falling.

It’s snowing on the daffodils:

It’s snowing on the snowdrops:

It’s snowing on the girls next door, who got to stay home from school today because the weatherman said it was going to snow:

In a post-photo interview, I found out that
a) This is only the second time in her entire life the 11-year-old has seen it snow.
b) This is the very first time 6-year-old has seen snow in person. Pretty big deal. And I was there.

It’s snowing on my favorite pecan tree:

It’s snowing on that pretty little tree that I don’t know what kind it is but it was just starting to sprout pink blossoms:

And it’s snowing on the septic tank, discreetly tucked away deep beneath the oak tree around the side of the house:

It’s snowing!


Melanie said...

that's whacked out - snow? in Alablama? in MARCH??

Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Hi Melanie! actually, it's Louisiana, but yeah, I know!

An even more wierd place it snowed was several years ago when my sister emailed me to tell me it was snowing in Long Beach, CA! On the southern California coast where it's pretty much always a perfect 70°. That day her boys got to see it snow in their very own yard for the first time. (Usually they have to drive a couple of hours to the mountains to play in the snow.)

Anonymous said...

karen, you are an awesome lady to share your thoughts with the world on your blog. may god richly bless you. say hi to your hubbie. uncle harold & aunt helen. p.s. SASSY SAYS HI TO YOUR MOM & DAD & THEIR DOGS.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Now I know why your paintings are so beautiful - you live in paradise! I love, love, love you pecan tree! And you are so lucky to have flowers already.

The snow was a little *gift*, no? Enjoy it. That's a good amount - you really wouldn't like skidding down the highway on it! :)