12/11/2008

A Wonderful Rare December Snowfall in New Orleans!

Two lessons learned today:

1) It is very difficult to take a picture of it snowing without it looking like rain.

2) In New Orleans, seemingly mature adults turn into giddy schoolchildren at the first flurries of snow!



Last night we began to hear rumors of snow in Houston. Could it be true? Could snow really be headed this way? We didn't give it a second thought until we got an early morning wakeup call from my super excited father proclaiming that, yes, it was, in fact, snowing in Baton Rouge! We looked out the window and nope, no snow, only yucky, heavy rain drops. But, wait, next thing we know, the rain stops and in its place are small, white flurries! The excitement starts! We run outside to take a look with video cameras in hand.

The news was everywhere and everyone was talking about it. On my way to drop BM off at work it was on the radio and kids were playing in their yards bundled in their warmest clothes. At work, everyone was abuzz with the news of snow! Everytime we saw a new picture of someone's snowman or a car covered in snow, the giddiness started again. I just thought it was so amazing how just a little meteorlogical change can brighten everyone's day.

8 comments:

Kirsten said...

I'm jealous! Enjoy the snow!

Dori said...

How cool. I'm so glad you all enjoyed the snow! :)

Vered - MomGrind said...

We have to drive 4 hours to the mountains to see snow. :)

I miss New Orleans. We visited last year. It was so much fun.

Lynne said...

That is the cutest little snowman I've ever seen!

Sewingmom

Later Gator said...

The kids didn't have school yesterday, so we got to stay home and play all day. It was awesome.

Karen said...

It seems so crazy! LOL Glad you enjoyed a bit of it.

Blandina said...

it "snowed" here too...
as a former bostonian, i use that term loosely, as it was mostly slush.
but i do understand why the rest of the texans were freaking.

by the looks of your snowman (boy?), i think you got more than we did!

That Nora Girl said...

It's so cute how you get excited about snow! Around here people just groan and get out their shovels and buckets of sand. :) But I like it too. It looks like we're about even on snowfall so far this year, which is weird since I am in Maine and you're in Louisiana!