Let's talk about the weather; this strange winter weather we're having. First, let me say that my heart goes out to those on the east coast. I cannot begin to imagine the difficulties that come with the massive amounts of snow you've received and the bitterly cold temperatures. I pray each day that you are safe and warm. I love winter, the cold and snow, but winter here in Arkansas is not so difficult. Our weather is quite diverse. Let me tell you about it.
Last Sunday was a gorgeous day. The sun was shining, the skies were a brilliant blue, and it was 73 degrees. I spent most of the afternoon outside soaking in some sun. I was still a bit under the weather, so I just sat and looked and listened and was still.
Sunday night the temperature began to drop and it began to sleet. We woke up Monday morning to about 2" of sleet. We even had sleet drifts of up to 4". Now, that created an icy mess! Our city literally shut down. Our high was 37 degrees. A big change from Sunday!
It looks pretty and even looks like snow, but it's not.
But, wait there's more. We woke up on Wednesday morning and it had snowed during the night. Just a dusting, but hey, it was snow and I loved it. I just regretted that I slept through it. I understand it was about thirty minutes of very heavy snowfall. Oh well, I was still excited to see it.
It wasn't much, but it was enough to cap the gumballs and fill this little lichen cup.
On with the weather story, we're not though yet. Yesterday brought a little thaw, it was 41 degrees and sunny, but it also brought very high winds that chilled me to the bone. Today we're still sunny and cold. That brings us to tomorrow, well tomorrow we're supposed to have thunderstorms!!! So goodbye to the sleet and the snow...bring on the rain and mud!
Let's recap here...
sunny and warm
cold and sleet
cold and snow
wind and sun
Our family loves the Wizard Of Oz. We've watched it over and over. There is a line from the movie that we love and still repeat quite frequently. Do you remember the scene when Dorothy, The Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow are under a deep sleep in a field of poppies? Suddenly Glinda the Good Witch causes it to snow. Upon waking the Cowardly Lion comments...
"Unusual weather we're havin', ain't it?"
That sums up Arkansas weather! We're definitely never bored!