You’ve heard the saying “when Hell freezes over” right? Well, that’s what happened yesterday in south Louisiana because if you asked us how often we have snow here, we might reply “when hell freezes over” as in almost never. I started writing this post yesterday morning but we lost power. Losing power usually means we’re in the midst of a hurricane or thunderstorm. We’ve lived here over 24 years and I can remember snow maybe 3 times. Normally, it’s just a dusting that melts rapidly. Not so yesterday. The parish we live in received about 8″ of the wet, fluffy stuff and we still have snow on buildings, etc.
We always get up around 5:30 am to get Chris off to work on the Options bus and there was already snow building up on the vehicles and trees. It wasn’t quite sticking to most of the ground yet. Options canceled work so Chris got to stay home and the snow continued to come down. I went outside to take a few pictures and then decided to take a nap. When I woke up around noon, snow was still falling and we really had build-up.
Molly Mae (our non-social kitty) had come down with a cold so we had to find a vets office that was open. Thankfully, we located one in Ponchatoula and took a trip with her through the mucky, icy stuff. She’s feeling a little better today but not by much. She wasn’t impressed with the snow.
Here are a couple pictures I took about 6:30 yesterday morning. The second picture is looking from the deck across the pond.
Thank goodness we have a fireplace or we would have frozen to death. Remember that in our part of the world we believe anything less than 60 degrees is freezing cold. 🙂 Our generator came in handy also. When it got dark, we fired it up and were able to have lights and watch TV. Finally around 11:00 pm, our power came back on. I settled into my recliner and enjoyed looking at some quilt magazines.
Hell is thawing out and the snow is melting from the roof and ground. There are lots of broken branches due to the weight of the snow. We could hear them cracking and crashing down. It will probably be another 20 years or so before we have this kind of snow again. I think I like that idea. 🙂