My Arkansas, Then And Now

My Arkansas, Then And Now

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Snow In Fayetteville, Arkansas

Woke up this morning to twenty-eight degrees and seven inches of snow and as of this writing it is still falling. Can’t even see any daffodils; they are completely covered. Weather forecasters are predicting an additional inch or so to fall during the day. Time to bundle up with a cup of hot something and a good book.

UPDATE: Three o'clock in the afternoon and the snow has finally stopped falling but not before leaving a total of twelve inches on the ground.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daffodils Are Up

Just a week away from Spring (this year the Vernal Equinox occurs March 20, 2010) and the bright yellow daffodils are up and smiling, reminding us that warmer weather is on the way. Of course, for every year of my life, for as long as I can remember in this neck of the woods, the bright flowers that traditionally symbolize friendship and sometimes referred to as jonquils in the South, get a dose of some type of cold on them before Spring arrives. Be it ice, snow, frost or freezing rain, it seems to always happen. Yesterday, it briefly happened again as the clouds moved in and dropped a little, very little snow on the daffodils.