Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow in Northcrest 2008.01.19

Here's something you don't see every day - actually it's something you don't see much of at all in the South - snow!

It came down pretty "hard" meaning a lot of large flakes very fast, but didn't stick to the roads. I think it lasted for a day or two with about 1/2 to 1 inch on the shrubs and yard. The funny thing was that there was this big weather watch advisory so everyone stayed home, scared of some blizzard. It was actually very disappointing in my opinion, after all the hype. Some of my early blooming camellias were already going off, so the cold snap effectively killed those buds - hopefully my other camellias won't be affected. The second photo shows some blooms with snow - an unusual image I thought.

-- John