It snowed yesterday!
First off, I love snow. And we very, VERY rarely get it here in Alabama. In fact, the last time it snowed a measurable amount in Birmingham was 2000.
But yesterday. Oh, yesterday. It was beautiful. The forecast called for snow, but most folks around here -- including me -- are skeptical of that. We get predictions of snow all the time, just never the real thing.
So when I woke up around 2 a.m. and took out the whining dog, I was overjoyed (and a bit chagrined since I had to be outside for a few minutes) to see that snow was falling pretty heavily. I stood under the streetlamps of my apartment complex with my arms wide, my head tilted back and my mouth opened and basked in it.
Well, it was snowing at that point, but it wasn't sticking yet, so I figured I would wake up in the morning to nothing more than an overly cold but otherwise normal day. Instead I woke up to this:
And the snow just kept coming! It snowed until almost noon! The Weather Channel reported that Bham had about 5.5" of the stuff, which means we were probably close to that!
Bobby and I took the dogs out in it for a while early in the morning:
The dogs were hilarious! They both tried to eat the snow and had a blast chasing each other around in it. Bobby's mom said their dogs, Eli and Pearl, didn't like it at all! Pearl refused to go out in it. Rosie actually tried to eat the snow! And Bobby hit me with a snowball...
Then Ashley and I went out to Capitol Park and the Quad on the UA campus:
We made snow angels!
And yes, in the following picture, that is falling snow you see. It was snowing really hard when we were in Capitol Park!
And the Quad was beautiful:
We also went to the UA Arboretum, but I didn't get any pictures there because I took my camera battery out to charge and forgot it at my apartment! But you can check out Ashley's arboretum pics on her Flickr page.
I'm not joking.
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