"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Umm, excuse me... what's this fluffy white stuff?

When they said that our small southern town was expecting 4-6 inches of snow last Friday, I have to admit — I was skeptical. I thought, if anything, we'd get a little dusting of white. Nothing to play in. Surely nothing that would stick around for any length of time. Needless to say, I was wrong.

Here are a few shots from early in the day:


Not really sure who's barn this is, but I thought it was pretty.


One of the many trees painted white by the unusual winter weather


Our town square


Our redneck snowman — notice the John Deere cap and Miller Lite eyeballs. Very classy. This is what happens when you build a snowman at a guy's house. Your choices of accessories are slim to none. As a side note, please excuse the way I'm squatting. It looks like I'm trying really hard not to pee my pants.



Me and Cat at work Friday morning

Most everyone cleared out of work by 1:30, and the city closed the roads at 2 - supposedly because us southerners aren't used to driving on ice. To my surprise, we still had snow on the ground in some areas throughout the weekend. And remnants of some snowpeople are still standing around town, which is strange, considering it was a warm, sunny 62 on Sunday. (Unfortunately, it's a frigid 25 today.)

It has definitely been a strange winter, and I have to be honest here... I'm extremely ready for the hot days of a southern summer. Bring on the sunscreen, boiled peanuts, flip flops and days on the lake. You can keep this cold stuff. It was fun for a day, but I've had my fill.

15 comments:

Heather said...

I'm ready for the snow to disappear also! I live in North Bama and this is about the third or fourth week in a row we have had snow. The pics are pretty!

Christopher said...

Welcome to my world! Redneck snowman made me laugh by the way.

Lacey said...

Ah, it looks so pretty! I lovelovelove trees with snow on them!

Jessica said...

Ahhh your description of summer just made my heart ache! I can't wait!! I sure hope they have boiled peanuts in El Paso!

scarlethue said...

Yeah we had two inches Monday and Tuesday. So not cool.

Jenners said...

I love your little redneck snowman!!! And what is up with all these places that shouldn't have snow getting snow? What about the whole global warming thing???

Jen L. said...

Wow, you definitely got more than we did (which is fine with me). LOVE the redneck snowman! I'll bet my neighbors built something similar, but it probably melted when they set their yard on fire later that night. ;)

Trudy said...

You won't want to move to Minnesota anytime soon then, we get 6 months of it every year!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am ready for flip flops, sunscreen and all those other wonderful things that make up our southern summers. Give me 90's and sweat over 30's and dry skin any day!
M

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, I forgot to say how cute you look in those pictures! and the snowman is adorable!

Greener Bangalore said...

WOW! Awesome Heather!!

Here in India we can find so much of snow only in Kashmir and Himachal ....(though i have not visited these two places;))

And the snowman snap is lovely:)

Anonymous said...

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Constantin said...

:-)
I`m actually sad coz here it's getting warm and all the snow is going away... I like frost and snow!
There's a good side to it though - I may go rock climbing.
But I still have some unsettled business on the high mountains which can only be resolved in freezing cold.
Maybe we'll have another run of freezing before springs hits.

I hope you'll get your sunshine back.

Cheers!

H.K. said...

We had the same surprise snow weather a few months ago, it rarely snows where I live. I love your new profile picture!

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