Saturday, March 8, 2008

Got Snow?


The Nashville area did get snow last night. While our area of Nashville received only about 2 inches, other parts of Middle Tennessee got 10-12 inches. Interstate 40 west of downtown was a parking lot for a good part of the night, and there were numerous accidents all over the mid-state. There are a lot of cancellations due to weather today, including a job fair, all weekend classes at area schools and universities, consignment sales, and more. We did go out this morning so I could take a few photos for the blog, and in the hour we were gone (8:30-9:30), the sun came out and the snow on the roads melted. The fear is that the temperatures will go down again tonight, and the roads will ice over. Some area churches are considering canceling Sunday services if this happens.

Whenever I leave our subdivision and drive down a certain road toward downtown and/or shopping areas, I pass by the property where I shot today's photo. The straw rake sits on the property as a lawn decoration, and most of the time, I hardly glance at it. However, the snow really dressed it up today.

UPDATE: Not too long after I posted this photo this morning, the sun came out. As of 11:00 AM, most of the snow was melting away. As I write this at 8:00 PM, there is very little snow left in my part of Nashville. I'm not sure about the rural areas and the other counties near us, but from what I have heard, the roads are pretty clear most places. Freezing temperatures tongiht won't hurt us too much because the sun dried snow that had melted on the roads.

10 comments:

smilnsigh said...

I'm having trouble commenting! Grrrr and bahhhh humbug. :-(

Rafa said...

:D nice comment

It's been like that with the weather overhere also, although we expect that to happen more often. We were 50 F on the morning, 90 F at 3 - 4pm and then 45 F at night.

btw, thanks for stopping by and specially for the heads up on the directory.

Clueless in boston said...

Your right that the rake with a little snow is quite dressed up. Keep your fingers crossed for non-freezing temps tonight. Stay warm.

Jim said...

beautiful picture, but now it can melt.

Ming the Merciless said...

That is a spectacular photo!!

I love freshly fallen snow. But I hate it when snow turns to muddy slushy the next day OR worst, dangerous icey roads.

George Townboy said...

Just a little snow ... and you get a masterpiece! Great photo!

Southern Heart said...

That is the best photo...it should be hanging in a gallery, I think.

We still have snow in the shadows. I think that we got about 4-5", and it was the prettiest snow I've seen in over 20 years. Now it can go away... ;)

Rambling Round said...

Nice photo. Glad you got out to take pictures before it melted.
I slept through our "snow." Apparently, around daylight, it snowed just west of here, stuck to rooftops and a little to the ground, then was gone before my eyes even opened.

Lady Di Tn said...

Great picture. Peace

Bergson said...

The farmer would have to return the machine but we would have lost a beautiful photograph