Wednesday, December 1, 2010

first snow

It finally snowed. I was happy in denial. The Plain Dealer just ran an article about how it’s been 250 days since the last snow. I was hoping for a few more weeks without snow and since I was in denial, temperatures in the upper 50s would have been fine. Now it isn’t the "schools and airports are all closed, there’s a run at the grocery store" kind of snow. It’s more of the, if you look hard, you can see the snow kind of first snow. But, none the less, it is the first snow. It’s time to find the snow shovel.


Curbstone Valley Farm said...

See, I said on Tuesday, after your decorations were up, that all you needed was snow. Perfect timing!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hi Jim ~ It seems like a lot of you northerners are getting 'early' snow.

We are getting some 'cold' weather for us, down to 54 and feels like it's 48 is the prediction for tonight.

Hope you find your snow shovels easily.


Anonymous said...

It seems like all over the US it is snowing. No snow yet here in PA. I like it to start right before Christmas and end at the end of January. I have yet to communicate that successfully to whoever is in charge. Carolyn

Shady Gardener said...

I could have posted a photo just like yours! :-) Leaves and vinca.

Happy Snow and Happy Winter! All my little Ligularia seedlings have looked great going into this season. I'll be so happy to see them next Spring!

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

great to see snow. we are having snow in another form, monsoon rain that comes everyday. ~bangchik

walk2write said...

Your blog is a visual delight, but what I like most about it is the fact that I can hear your voice through the writing. I grew up in Southern Illinois, so I would recognize that accent anywhere. At the end of summer there was an influx of students from the Windy City attending SIU, and the whole town (Carbondale) suddenly took on a different flavor and a burst of energy.

Mark and Gaz said...

We're getting lots of it at the moment :)I don't mind them melting away soon here though!

Plant Mad Nige said...

I never thought I'd live to see the day when the first snow fell in Ohio, AFTER it fell here in England.

We've already had big snowfalls - and by UK standards, I mean really big - for the past week or more.

I lived in upstate NY for four years in the 60s and remember the first falls usually around early November. Maybe in Ohio it starts later?

And, I guess you'll be pretty cold until what - April?

Your garden looks fantastic and your blog is fascinatiing - great pictures.

Unknown said...

We don't have yet snow, maybe next week.

Lona said...

Hi Jim. Well it had to happen didn't it? Yuck! You know there is more where that came from. LOL! Once it has gotten started it well keep on coming. It was our second little snow event here.Tomorrow looks like it will be a snow day. You got those Christmas decorations up just in time.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Meredith said...

Just in time for a white Christmas, maybe? I like your "roll up the sleeves" attitude to it, though -- something a Southerner never has enough practice with snow to develop. We still view the white stuff with either awe and delight -- or suspicion and disgust. ;)

Gunilla said...

Hi Jim

Her in Sweden we have alot of snow.
All is covered in white, and we have rather cold too.
But it´s nice the snow makes it look rather bright outside.

I hope that you´ll have a nice December and the feasts that are coming soon.