Hmmmmm, Mike. Is that a flashing "Stop"
alternating with "Caution?"
That seems to describe what we are having
here. Weird weather, very weird. The forecast is for snow starting
about forty-five minutes from now and continuing through noon tomorrow, higher
elevations accumulating several inches, here in the valley areas more like
slush, snow, slush, snow, then rain, all occuring around 32° (that's supposed to
be rendered the "degrees" symbol. I never know what HTML is going to do
with Alt codes).
We're sort of assuming we're stuck here at home for
the day--neither of us relish the idea of sliding off roads into whatever lies
below--or being slid into by snow-inexperienced drivers. An inch of snow
in the Asheville area leads to a couple hundred fender-benders and
more. Dorothy asks me (she's from North Dakota and northern
Minnesota)--"Why don't they just stay home?"
Despite it all, I think we are about to the end of
the crocus season, plus reticulatas all gone as well. New growth on TB's
is up to four or five inches on healthier plants. As springs go, this is
one for the books. I never have seen such vagrant, stop-and-start
indecision in weather ever before. I suppose the dwarf irises will start
popping any time now. We usually have the first TB's open by late April or
Neil Mogensen z 7, bordering on
6 western NC mountains
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