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Gotta Love N'awlin's Weather, eh?

Thursday = snow storm
Wednesday = ((6 days later)) warm, humid, foggy, muggy, MESS!!

Only in Louisiana folks.
Sweatshirts, gloves and hoods one day; shorts and tank tops the next...

The snow was magical though. That's the only word that I know how to describe it. I was on my way to Hammond in the morning and when I saw the flurries start I felt my stomach jump and my heart smile. Then when the flurries turned into a full fledged snow storm...I cried.

I guess I'm overly emotional but a full blown snow storm isn't something that is often seen in Louisiana. I know for a fact that I have never seen that much snow in my lifetime. In Hammond we got 8 inches. 8 INCHES!!

The sight was just completely amazing. I've seen snow flurries once or twice, but on Thursday, I saw snow FLAKES. They were HUGE!! I felt like I was in the North Pole. After playing in a real live snowball fight I was sitting on the couch under a blanket and looking out the window at the huge snowflakes fall. The sight was indescribable. It was like I was in the movies, I couldn't even believe it was happening.

Then, once the snow stopped, seeing everything covered in a blanket of white had to have been one of the most beautiful things in the world. THe trees were covered in white as well as the lawns and roof tops. I don't know how anyone who lives somewhere where it snows all the time can ever be unhappy. I couldn't help but smile and I felt like a little kid.

Then, as the snow started to melt later that day and I was laying on the couch again trying to keep warm since we didn't have power, I watched as all the snow melted. The only sound that could be heard all around was the sound of water droplets, yet it was as sunny as could be outside. That is probably something that most people in snowy places witness at the beginning of spring; but I was able to witness the feeling of a true "first snowfall" and also witness the refreshing sight of it all melting - all in one day.

It really made me want to move somewhere cold. But I guess this way we can appreciate it more. For one day, I kind of forgot everything that was going on in my life and was able to witness how the simple beauty of mother nature is truly a miracle and a beautiful thing. It is definately a day that is forever etched in my memory.

I kind of took it as a sign that everything's going to be ok...

LOUISIANA SNOW DECEMBER 11 2008


HAMMOND, LA





HAMMOND, LA





RAILROAD TRACKS, DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENCE,LA





ME AND THE SNOWMAN!





LYNDSEY'S FRONT YARD; HAMMOND, LA





ACCUMILATION OF SNOW ON THE BACK PORCH; HAMMOND, LA










SOUTHEASTERN LA UNIVERSITY, HAMMOND





SOUTHEASTERN LA UNIVERSITY, HAMMOND










TAKEN FROM NOLA.COM





TAKEN FROM NOLA.COM

Comments

Your snowman totally owns my snowman. By like 4 feet!

(Anonymous)

SNOW!!!

These pics are great-but your editorial is awesome!!!
I wanted to write something creative like, "Yes, Jessica there are Angels" or something to parody, "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause", but time constraints and lack to talent prevent me from doing so. Just know that the snow was for you...brought to you to let you know everything is going to be okay. I know...it happened to me in 2004!!!
Oh, and you did it again...you made me cry...
Love Ya,
Nanny