Sunday, February 9, 2014

#Snowpocalyspe14 // #SnowMaggedon14

First of all, it rarely snows in Alabama.

And when it does snow, it really holds back.

All weekend long, the local weathermen were predicting a "light dusting" across the central Alabama region.

Tuesday rolled around and, well, within an hour of waking up, the snow had started accumulating.

That was 10:00am. {And yes, I'm very much aware that I wake up late. What can I say? I'm a night owl.}

Here's what my yard looked like about 30 minutes later….

Ummm… this isn't a dusting.

I even texted my friend, who lives in Pennsylvania, about the abnormal weather conditions Alabama was experiencing.

But real madness had started to occur as schools began letting kids out early (or not early enough), parents trying to get their kids from school, businesses closing up for the day, etc.

It was a crazy town for the next 36 hours, people. 

My college canceled classes for the rest of the day (and week). And can I just say, "Thank the LORD!" because I did NOT want to be stuck in Nowhere, Alabama for the next 2 days. 

Around 12:30pm the snow really started to come down and I thought I would grab Ross {aka my DSLR} and snap a few pictures.

Ross did suffer a little bit while out in the snow, but it was worth it! 

While I was busy outside taking pictures of the lovely snowfall, people were panicking all across the city. 

My neighbor was trying to get home (she made it 8 hours later), one of my co-workers had to abandon her car and walk several miles, one of my friends spent the night in a CVS, and many more people were left stranded at their place of work. 

Amidst all the craziness, there were several "Good Samaritans" that helped bring a smile to people's faces including the Chickfila right down the road from me

This is why I love the South. 

Anyway, it finally stopped snowing a couple of hours later. 

And my backyard was perfection for a few brief minutes. 

When I awoke the next morning, I decided to venture outside and take more pictures of the snow that had yet to melt. 

Even in the midst of the chaos, there was a level of peaceful silence that pervaded the air...

Sunshine + snow (not) melting = One incredibly excited girl. 

The puppy's first experience with snow… 

The snow melting and dripping through the pipe… 

One of the most calming and beautiful sunsets that I have ever experienced…

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands."
{Psalm 19:1} 

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