Monday, March 31, 2014

Don't Like the Weather? Wait a Bit...


We awoke Sunday morning to a fluffy layer of snow . . .


It weighed down the forsythia. . .

 Frosted the trees . . .

As far as we could see . . . winter.


But even as I took those snowy pictures, there was a steady drip-drip-drip 
and by midday spring had returned.

 By four, there was no snow to be seen 
except far away on the highest peaks of the Blue Ridge . . .
 The weeping willow and the star magnolia were unharmed. . .
 And the daffodils lifted their heads once again.

10 comments:

Ms. A said...

That's a dramatic difference in a relatively short amount of time!!!

Victoria said...

What change in such a brief time! I'm glad all the blossoms were unharmed...they are so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Happy to see your star magnolia is blooming! We have yet to see if ours survived this onset of low temps., even though we live such a short distance apart! I should be used to it by now, but I'm always amazed at the difference altitude makes.

Deana the Queena

Brian Miller said...

ha. it snowed about 3 hours yesterday morning here...never really stuck...but it snowed hard....then melted away to a wet but overcast day.....crazy....

Frances said...

What a springtime transformation on your hillside! I do love the soft greens, yellow and pink a bit more that the fluffy flakes.

We had record-making rain Saturday and Sunday...even a thunderstorm on Sunday afternoon. Still on the lookout for some spring blooms!

xo

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Beautiful...our daffies this year are more hardy than believable!

NCmountainwoman said...

Now that's MY kind of snow. We had even less here and it disappeared before noon.

Jim Egerton said...

Glad the snow went away and spring came for you.

Star said...

Amazing and beautiful. It always surprised me, when I was in Tennessee, that the hottest part of the day was tea-time, i.e. 4 pm onwards. Over here it's usually middle of the day.

Kath Marsh said...

Gorgeous contrasts!
We're barely getting spring here. But maybe today!