Monday, March 10, 2014

Go Home Winter. You're Drunk!

It's been a rough winter. Not just here in Arkansas, but all over the U.S.

We had some real unusual weather for central Arkansas last week. Thunder, ice and sleet. In March!

The roads were treacherous. I-40, the main interstate through Arkansas, was a parking lot for two days. The governor had to call on the National Guard to help trapped motorists.

I was lucky to capture these photos at all. It was probably the second time I ventured out of the house all winter.

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Okay. That was a bit of an exaggeration. I've been out. I've been to the grocery store a few times, the post office, volunteering at the Clothes Closet. But I haven't done much more. Mostly I've been hibernating in thick winter hiking socks, sweatpants, sweatshirt and long sleeve shirt underneath day dreaming about warm beaches and sunshine.

When I left the house Thursday morning, there was one last small patch of ice left in the shaded valley of the roof and by Friday afternoon not one ice patch remained.

Saturday was glorious. Sunshine, high 60's. Tom pulled the plants out of the garage and watered them well. We worked in the back yard a little and ate lunch on the patio for the first time since last fall. More of that kind of weather for the beginning of the week, then it's supposed to cool down a little, but no ice.

Hopefully, by the end of March we'll be able to roll the plants out of the garage and on to the back patio until next fall.


altadenahiker said...

If it's any consolation, you've won the best blog post title of the year so far. (And 80 degrees in March -- that's no prize. Trust me.)

Terri said...

Thanks, but I can't take credit for the title. I stole it from a meme I saw on a photo site. I'm shameless.