It was heartening to find some signs of spring today after gearing up for the second terrible winter storm that wasn’t.
Is it just me or do you think that society as a whole is universally freaking out about impending weather? The Atlanta mayor actually declared a state of emergency in anticipation of potential snow, essentially shutting the city down. We were repeatedly warned to be home by 4:00 pm and to stay in for the night. No exceptions.
I’m a rule follower by nature (and a driver raised on Southern roads) so that meant that I had to forfeit tickets last night to the musical “Wicked” … only to wake to the same slush on my deck that had been there since nightfall. Clear roads added insult to injury. Was I peeved? Yep.
At least there was a tiny cheery snowman to greet my day.
And here are the welcome bits of greenery bravely pushing up shoots in my backyard, some still in snow, some in weak sunshine.
My vegetable garden even held a couple of surprises. Collard greens and mustard greens are always better when they’ve been kissed by frost. Notice the mesh netting to keep out hungry deer. Sadly everything else in the garden is long gone.
We are DONE with wishing for a snow day. We’re just waiting for spring in ernest.