Snow, Two

“Snow, Two”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana

I still can’t get over the fact that we had snow here in South Louisiana yesterday.  This is the earliest the New Orleans area has recorded a snowfall.  There was a full moon last light, and it made the snow so pretty.  It only got down to about 30 degrees, but that did allow the snow to remain through the night.  In fact, many people in our area still had snow on their lawns and roofs at 4:30 PM when I got home today.

Here are a few more snow pictures from yesterday taken by dear hubby.  This is a photo of our house from the side yard.  When I look at this picture, I can hardly believe that it is our house all covered in snow.  I am just not used to seeing it all in white.  Even in the dead of winter, everything is usually still green.


This next photo, taken from the neighbor’s yard, shows both the bamboo and the cassia tree snow laden and bending down.  Seeing these two bent over reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “Birches”.


By late afternoon today,  the snow had mostly melted away, but there were a few areas where it hung on.  This holly bush was a good example.


Because it will probably be a long time before we see snow again, everyone was a little sad to see it slowly go away.



  1. deb said,

    December 12, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Your weather made the local news here in north Texas. Wow.

  2. Phillip said,

    December 12, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I think you may have got more than we did. I just posted on our snowfall. I’ve never seen it coming down so thick but it didn’t last long.

  3. December 12, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Somehow the snow always looks like heaven to me. Some day…

  4. Racquel said,

    December 12, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    It was beautiful while it lasted Jan and you got some lovely shots!

  5. December 13, 2008 at 1:52 am

    I knew something would happen when you put the snow falling on your blog. Now you have the real thing!

  6. Jan said,

    December 13, 2008 at 6:00 am

    Deb, I saw we made the Internet news, too. It really is unusual to have any snow here, esp. the amount we got so early.

    Phillip, ours came down pretty thick for a while, too. I’ll check out your pictures.

    Chandramouli, the snow was wonderful. So light and fluffy. I hope some day you do experience it.

    Racquel, yes is was lovely while it lasted. I don’t know if I could take weeks of this like northerners do, but it was fun to have it for a day.

    Pat, you know how excited south Louisianians get over snow. Amite had 8 inches. Everything looked like a postcard picture.

  7. December 13, 2008 at 6:25 am

    I think you’ve had more snow in your garden than I have so far this year. We had a little bit on Saturday, but it was all melted before the end of the weekend. It does make the garden look quite different, doesn’t it?

    But I hope even with all the snow, you’ll still have some blooms for bloom day.

  8. Jan said,

    December 13, 2008 at 6:49 am

    Carol, I was just out in the garden, and everything looks okay except for the coleus – most of that is gone. The impatiens are looking a little wilted but most everything else is okay, so I think I am good to go for Bloom Day.
    You are so right about how snow changes how things look in the garden. It truly was a winter wonderland.

  9. fairegarden said,

    December 13, 2008 at 8:30 am

    Wow, Jan, your house could have been in the northeast! We didn’t get any snow, just a lot of rain then very cold. There is a heavy frost out this morning that looks like snow, if you squint! HA Glad you got some good photos as reminder of your snowy December of 2008.

  10. Brenda Kula said,

    December 13, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    I did hear about that. I thought that was really odd. Beautiful though, isn’t it?

  11. Jan said,

    December 14, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Frances, it does look like our house is in the Northeast. Though we did not get the damage they did, we did have a few broken limbs, and some people lost power for just over a day (luckily not us). I feel so bad for the people in the Northeast who have lost power and won’t get it back for days. It is one thing to lose power because of a hurricane and be hot, but to lose it in during the winter when it is freezing is just much worse.

    Brenda, it was beautiful while it lasted. Some lawns still had big patches of snow even through Saturday morning. It is something we will remember for a long time.

  12. Sweet Bay said,

    December 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Lovely snow pictures.

  13. Jan said,

    December 22, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Thanks, not too bad for the Deep South, huh?

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