As we settled in this fall, we could sense doubt when people learned that we were from Louisiana. "How are you going to handle the snow?" was usually asked pretty quickly and little knowing smiles would creep onto their faces that seemed to indicate that they were convinced that we Deep South transplants would cry surrender and flee back down I-81 at the first sight of snowflakes.
I was excited about the prospect of snow! We were moving here partly for the four seasons, and the last time I checked winter was one of them! I wanted to slush around, scrape my windshield, wear winter boots and shovel the sidewalk.
But friends, this is winter in the Shenandoah Valley this year:
|View from our rental home|
Notice the green grass?!!!
A few nights down in the teens, warming up in the day and many a day when we've been wearing short sleeves and no jackets.
Anyone not moving here because of snow should pack their bags and come on up!
Just to remind myself of what the white stuff looked like, I went back into iphoto and pulled up some photos of snow at our old house in Louisiana:
Yep, that's Louisiana.
Meanwhile here in Virginia:
|View of the new house from the lower field|
|View from the new driveway looking North|
|Front walkway and parking bay|
|View from the New House Porch|
|Vegetable garden and driveway in the snow|
I know that none of this is "normal" but I want to see some Virginia snow!!!