Surprise Snow

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

Snow was predicted for South Louisiana, but I really didn’t think we would get any.  Living this far south, it rarely snows and never this early in winter.  Last year, it snowed on December 11th which created quite a sensation since that was the earliest snowfall we ever had since weather records started being kept.

Anyway, the weather service said there was a chance of snow/sleet/rain mix, and, sure enough, about eight o’clock the rain started, then ice, then a little snow.   Most of it melted as soon as it hit the ground and just about everything was gone by early morning.  Since it never got below freezing, the garden wasn’t damage.  I have coleus plants, which are one of the first plants to go in a freeze, standing tall and looking fine.

There was still a little snow around at eight o’clock this morning, but it was melting fast.  A neighbor’s roof had snow and now their Christmas icicle lights looked appropriate.

Because of all our tall trees, just about the only frozen precipitation left was in containers or on plants like this corn plant.

When the snow started falling a few days ago on my blog, I never dreamed it would show up for real.  Too bad the surprise snow didn’t last just a little longer.


  1. Janet said,

    December 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Pretty exciting for you! Ours turned out to just be more rain.

  2. Lana said,

    December 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    For us the snow was most obvious & everywhere around 11pm. Unfortunately, being a former (snow-belt) Canadian who moved here partially to escape such weather, I was not pleased. Much better now that it’s all gone!

  3. December 7, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    so there was snow not inside your blog but outside as well. Feeling little chilly isn’t it.

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