The craziest thing happened y'all!! It SNOWED this weekend in South Alabama. My last memory of real snow down here was when I was in college twenty years ago. Now, I have no great love for snow. It's part of the reason I'm happy to live in the Deep South, but it does make everything a little magical. So, when Silverlox got blanketed in a dusting of the white stuff, I couldn't help but take ALL THE PICTURES! And, what else am I going to do with these pictures, but share them with YOU? Aren't you excited? Here they come. Sorry, this is indeed picture-heavy.
I actually didn't think our area was going to get any snow even though most of the areas to the West and North of us were already getting some. However, as the day progressed, it seemed that it might actually hit us right around midnight. So, we stayed up and waited for it.
It had rained all day, but that slowly changed into a light sleet that transformed into SNOW!
We didn't leave the porch while the snow was falling during the night. In the morning, I woke before the sun was up, ready to take a peek at how it had transformed the property (and fully recognizing that it wouldn't take long for it all to melt away into nothing).
Pat and I donned some warm clothes and toured the property.
Even the fire pit didn't look warm.
We could see the sun just peeking up on the other side of the woods.
The trails in our forest didn't get much snow because of the tree coverage.
But, I was smitten with the way the snow was just sitting on the tops of items like this barbed wire wrapped stump.
How about these palms with the snow on them? Such a weird sight!!
Oh, the mushroom-ed log with the snow. SQUEEE!
And, the snow just sitting on the tree branches, like a coating of frosting.
The pop of color from the camellias amongst all the white was startling.
Everything seemed to glow with the reflection of all the white.
How cute is my lemon with the snow hat?
Snow or no snow, it still looks like I live in Narnia.
And hey! There's me in the snow - proving it really happened! HA!
By noon, almost all of the snow had melted away. The quiet, magical beauty was gone. It was nice to have a quick few hours of snow. Now, I'm ready for it to warm back up! Yeah, I'm definitely an Alabama girl!