A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Friday, November 25, 2005

A Snowy Thanksgiving

I awoke to snow on Thanksgiving morning. It was just a dusting which melted as soon as the sun came out. There were brief snow squalls all afternoon but nothing stuck. The temperature plummeted all day. Today was so cold that the high for the day was lower than the normal low. Could this be the harbinger of the bad winter that the professional forecasters and the oak tree have been predicting?

It was so cold that no one was putting up holiday decorations. Normally, the weather is much warmer at Thanksgiving and my neighbors are busy erecting elaborate displays. After the holidays, the January weather is too cold to be outside taking down lights and figurines on the roof, eaves and lawn. Every year it's the same thing. Some people take them down during the January thaw but most wait until the temperatures warm up in March. In the meantime, most of them still turn on their lights every night. My neighborhood is festive all winter.

When I took my nightly walk tonight, there was nary a light or Santa to be seen anywhere.


At 7:49 AM, Blogger crazygramma said...

Don't you just love the first snowfall? So nice and clean.


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