Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Mississippi Snowfall

A couple of days ago, several of our blogging friends in Texas were lamenting the fact that they were expecting snow where they live, and I commented saying I wish they could send some to us here in Mississippi. Well, Friday night my wish came true. Here's a look at what greeted us early Saturday morning ...



I know it's not a lot, but I thought it was pretty and wanted to capture it with my camera before it melted, which it was doing as I shot these pictures.


Although it was pretty, I was kind of sad to see what it was doing to my pretty lantana plants in the back yard ...

And to my pretty green ferns along the path leading from our courtyard to the back yard ...

And my sasanquas in the courtyard (hopefully, they will bounce back and keep blooming for a while) ...

But to every thing there is a season ... a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted, and it seems that the season of winter is upon us. My ferns and lantana will rest for a while, then come back in the spring, as pretty as ever. Isn't God's plan for our world truly amazing!

Hopefully, this won't be our only snowfall this winter. Sometimes we get snow in January, February, or even early March. It would be nice to get some pictures of a heavier snowfall in and around Vicksburg, especially the Military Park and Cemetery. But for now, I'm happy that we received ... and I was able to capture ... this little bit of lagniappe.

7 comments:

Loui said...

G'mornin..
Your photos are delightful..
very pretty!
Am in Florida at my sister's,,
it is COLD here! Just about froze at the Christmas parade last nite..
but it is even colder in Colorado..2degrees as we speak!
will be here until Saturday, celebrating her birthday!
maybe I'll be able to get some good photos..keep your fingers crossed for me!
hugs and smiles..
Loui

Deb said...

beautiful photos....our snow didn't last long here in Texas but the cold weather has stayed...

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

As always your photos are amazing,
We got a lot of snow this time, There is some left in the shady spots but most started melting about noonish yesterday.
I will be posting some pictures later today. Hope you will drop by and see how much we got.
Molly

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, this is GORGEOUS! Janie, it is just breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing with us...


XO,

Sheila :-)

Robert Walker said...

Wow! I love the struggle as winter pushes fall out of the way! The colors mixed with the white snow.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love your pictures Janie....we didn't get much snow...I think ya'll got more! :)

Merisi said...

Looks like a fairy tale -
I hope your flowers did bounce right back, a bit of snow usually causes less harm than an icy night.
No snow here, far from it.