Yesterday, I was harvesting cilantro, broccoli, cauliflower, and parsley from the garden. It was over 60 degrees, and I wasn’t even wearing a jacket.
Today, I woke up to this.
It was snowing crazily, almost a whiteout without wind. The predictions had changed over the course of the day from 2-5 inches to 4-7 inches to 6-10. In my neighborhood, we seem to have received somewhere between 6 and 6 ¼ inches.
I love seeing snow. Especially this wet heavy stuff that makes branches look like a fairy world.
Unfortunately, it’s also caused a few branches to fall. I noticed one from a white pine, one from a holly and one from the redbud down the courtyard.
I cleaned my car off but did no shoveling, as I think I can just drive out of 6 inches. And this stuff is heavy and very wet, which is mostly what we get here. The last time I shoveled the car out I had to remind myself that I was no longer 35. It’s likely that with temps well above freezing in the next few days that it will melt soon. If I’d believed the forecast last night, I might have moved the car into the County garage, but…
It’s so nice to see, and so rare (it’s been a few years since we had anything much in the way of a snowstorm) that I’ll likely have another walk in it today.
Wishing you your own early-year magic, whatever that might be!