The weatherman was right on target this time -- we woke up yesterday morning to one of the most delightful snowfalls I've ever seen in Mississippi. I think, officially, the total depth was five inches, but in places it was as deep as eight inches.
I so wanted to get out and take pictures around Vicksburg, but had to be content with taking them around our yard.
Here are some pictures I captured before daylight yesterday morning (you can click on them to enlarge them, if you'd like):
And this is the path leading to our backyard.
The little "clumps" are dwarf mondo grass.
Here are a few more snow vignettes around our yard that caught my eye ...
This is our weather station. I'm sure it wondered what in the world happened!
And here's our little "Snow Bunny" having a ball playing in her first snowfall. I have lots more pictures of her and plan to create a slideshow with them for our family. I'm sure I will feature it here, too, after I finish editing the pictures. These are a few of my favorites:
Our little "Ballerina" Snowgirl (the tutu and headband were Avery's mommy's when she was a little girl) ...
Besides the snow, I had another surprise yesterday. I received my new Canon Macro 100mm lens (thank you, UPS!), and had a chance to get some close-ups in the snow.
We all enjoyed our beautiful snowfall, but the best thing about Mississippi snow is that it usually doesn't last but a couple of days. It had already started melting yesterday afternoon, and will be gone by the end of today.
I guess that means by Monday, I will be back in my "waiting-for-and-pining-for-Spring" mode. My favorite Bible verse says, "To everything there is a season," and I don't think I've ever been as ready for Spring to have its turn as I am this year. I'm especially looking forward to exploring its glory through my new macro lens.