Snow in the South

I remember it wasn’t too many years ago that we were saying “if the weatherman predicts snow in the south, it will never happen!” But through technology advancement, the weathermen are pretty accurate these days. They can usually predict the timing of it but not the exact locations.

In Alabama we usually get a dusting of snow on one or two occasions every winter, but the dustings won’t even hide the grass (or leaves if we are talking about MY yard). But then every couple or three years we will get a decent amount of snow, 3 or 4 inches or maybe even 6! Once we even got 10.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017,

It will usually happen in January but it has been known to happen in March or even April. Our weather bounces back and forth from winter to summer and back again before spring hits.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

It is most common for it to start out as rain and then change into snow, making for that icy snow. And a lot of times it rains after the snow and so any that may have accumulated will just disappear.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Snow tends to fall at night here. I guess the temperatures are more favorable after dark. But that means I don’t get to enjoy watching it fall.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

We almost never get snow in December.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

But this year, it came on December 8.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

And it was suppose to only be a dusting, but we got about 4 inches.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

And it was fluffy. No rain in sight!

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

It started around 6 am and continued all day. So I got to watch it falling.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

The office closed, so I was free to watch, and take pictures, and walk around, and just ENJOY.

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden

We even decided to see what it is like to use the hot tub while it was snowing!Alabama snow, Snow in the South, Dec 8 2017, snow in the garden, hot tub in the snow

Snow before Christmas!

Are you a snow fan or do you loathe it?

 

 

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35 comments

  1. Lisa Hollowell says:

    The pictures are beautiful! So glad you had the day off work. What did the bees think about the snow?! Did they leave the hive?

    • gwingal says:

      We were afraid….he found several dead ones, but once it warmed up we saw activity again. It’s like losing pets! I get upset when one gets in the hot tub because they can’t get out! I have to rescue them often. πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      The quietness and the serenity are what draws me to it! But living here, we don’t have to deal with the other problems snow brings in the north…. It never stays more than a day or maybe 1/2 the next day. πŸ™‚

    • gwingal says:

      Thanks Patrick. I would love to be in a cabin for some serious snow for about a week. But then I’d want to be back in the south… I couldn’t take it for long. πŸ™‚

  2. liz says:

    There is nothing as magical as the first snowfall of the year! Even as a lifelong New Englander, it’s still magic (not so magical by the time February rolls around though lol!)! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop

  3. Grammy Dee | Grammy's Grid says:

    Pretty to look at but I am not a fan of snow or cold weather. That’s why I had to ask you for a pic for my snow post, didn’t take any myself. Thanks again β™₯ Kids always seem to enjoy it though πŸ™‚ I shared your post onto Fb, G+, Pin, and Tw.

  4. Teresa says:

    I am more middle of the road, I don’t loathe it as long as it doesn’t hang around too long. I’m ready for warm weather already! I love your photos!

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