It started around 11 at my house.
The weather gurus had been predicting it for a week. But they’ve made so many empty promises before that it was hard to believe that this storm would actually materialize. Just two weeks ago they tantalized us predictions of fluffy flakes that never arrived.
This time,though, they seemed a little more certain. A storm was working its way through Oklahoma and Arkansas and would make to Franklin by midday Friday. By 1 p.m., it looked like this.
I know that if you live in a place with lots of snow…say Iowa or Russia, then you’re probably rolling your eyes. Rest assured, I would if I were you. But you have to understand, we haven’t had a bona fide snow here in YEARS. Here’s the progress a couple of hours later.
And when we woke up this morning…we found not only snow…
But ice as well…
That’s bamboo bent to about half its normal size.
The best thing about snow and ice around here is that it never lasts long enough to get dirty and ugly. It’ll melt away in a day or so, making way for the daffodils that are sure to follow in about a month.