Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Frozen Geese

25 years I moved from California to Mississippi, quite the culture shock. Several years later, I began to be able to understand most of what people said to me. The Deep South is different, slower, less sophisticated, but not at all unpleasant. 

You would have laughed at us on Monday though, when snow flurries were expected by Tuesday morning and everything in town was cancelled. Schools, stores, doctors, banks, all announced they would be closed. Everyone rushed out to the store to stock up on supplies and bottled water (me too). Then we got about 0.125" of snow and the streets got damp.

It is so cold here that all the smart Geese just kept on flying and all the people are huddled up indoors. I know this is a weenie complaint, but here in central Mississippi, the average low temp is 25ºF and we are totally unprepared and under-insulated for temps in the teens. 

I'll bet even Diana in central Florida is cold too. So here is a picture of the frozen geese I made for her. I will post them as soon as it gets warm enough to go out the door again.


Dots said...

The South is having a winter! I watched on the news all these slip, sliding, away everywhere! Not fun, I know. But we have drifting and minus temps here in Ohio. Kids been out of school all week. Pretty normal January here.
I like your blog. I have been learning so much. Thanks for good posts! Hope y'all thaw out soon.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I absolutely understand your plight! We woke up to 24 degrees a few days ago! My 7-year-old doesn't even own a winter coat, poor thing. At least we didn't get snow. Your frozen geese are beautiful. Can't wait to see them in person!