Monday, March 2, 2009

Winter's Last Gasp?

View from my front porch

Snowman my son and I made

Winter's Last Gasp? I certainly hope so! Anyone that has watched the news has probably heard about the winter storm that started in the southeast and headed up the eastern seaboard.

We had rain starting Friday around noon, all day and night Saturday, all day Sunday and then it changed over to a mix and finally to snowfall. We wound up with around 4.5 inches. The largest snowfall we have had in 5 years! I know I had an earlier post where I was talking about the 3 inch snowfall and how that was the largest in several years up to that point. Well now we have this snowfall and it was beautiful waking up to a winter wonderland. We went out and had fun in it but it is super cold here and I have been longing for spring for several weeks.

We actually had some buttercups blooming but today they are covered with snow and I don't know how they will look once it melts. That will probably be around Wednesday. By Friday the temperatures will be around 70 degrees so I sincerely hope this is winter's last gasp.

I went out with my son and we built a small snowman and had a snowball fight. Later, we made snow cream which was nice and I told my son to enjoy it because hopefully that is the last snow cream this year.

Oh well, you know what they say about March, "in like a lion, out like a lamb." Let's hope they are right!


Laure Ferlita said...

Glad you were at least able to enjoy the snow, and let's hope this is the last of it! Love your snow dude!!

Teri C said...

The only thing I can say about snow like this is how beautiful it is!

Artist Unplugged said...

Wow, it's beautiful! We had just a bit Sunday morning, but it didn't hang around long. We are experiencing the same cold then up to 73 in a few days....crazy! So good you and your son got out and enjoyed it so much.

Tresses Art Blog said...

Hi Lori,
Well at least you had some fun in the snow and hopefully it will be your last for the winter. It's been a long one this year. I'm looking forward to spring with great longing at this point! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my work...I really appreciate it! I've been extremely busy and am currently painting a mural on my bedroom wall LOL!!! We'll see how well that works...May just have to break out the Sherwin Williams Latex paint and cover it right back up again!!! Hope all is well with you?

Jenna White said...

I like your snowman! It's been unusually cold here in Florida for what feels like forever. I am missing the warm weather. It's fairly warm during the day, but when I have to be out in it to leave and come home from work and walk the dog, it's very cold and windy out. And we don't even have snow to show for it!

Teresa said...

Hi Lori!

I can tell you're further west of NC than I am..... our snowfall was pitiful.... not even enough to cover the ground :-(

Lucky you on the snow man!