Saturday, March 26, 2011

Snow Magnolias

Once the temperatures reach the 80°s (F), as they did here on Monday, March 21, you sort of think you're entitled to spring.
But Wednesday brought winds over 30 mph and the sweet gum balls fell like a hailstorm over the St. Louis area. Today, we have 4 inches of snow and counting.
If spring comes, can winter be far behind?
(Apologies to Shelley.) Photos by AMcC


  1. Hi Anne,

    I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for becoming the 100th follower (!) on my blog!

    I look forward to reading some of your posts, as well. Your flowers in the snow here are pretty remarkable! Where I am in the Pacific Northwest we've only had glimpses of spring so far. Certainly no warm temperatures like you're reporting!

  2. I just came across you blog and loved the photos and variety of nature topics, so I'm glad to be follower 100!

  3. Amazing photos, I've never seen flowers with snow before. It looks almost surreal. Very nice, hope they did survive this snow attack.

    Glad to hear that you like the article about the Holi festival and that it's an inspiration to share it with your students. Have a good new week!


  4. Thanks Jürgen! So far it looks like my spring bulbs will survive, though we have more snow predicted in 2 days. Your site is beautiful--I hope people will check it out!

  5. Yikes! We haven't had the snow, but we also haven't hit 60 degrees yet this year- a new record for the Portland area!

  6. We had more snow this morning. The flakes were huge but they didn't last long. The magnolia now looks like it bloomed brown pancakes. Oh well. Hope your weather improves in Portland too! Thanks for visiting.