Monday, March 2, 2009

La, la, la, we have a snow day

... which of course means faculty can stay at home reading and grading, grading, grading because mid-semester grades are due in three days. We might be able to avoid the mid-term all-nighter!

The Southland is all snowy.

+Maya Pavlova is asleep and doesn't care.

A dozen daffodils bloomed in front of the house just a day ago.

I cut and brought some daffodils and jonquils indoors yesterday. There were a lot more ready to pop out. The snow probably won't hurt them; they are hardy. But I worry about the ice which may be coming as the temperatures drop.

Sleep well, little daffodils.

Photo: Daffodils in snow, Consett, Co Durham, England; photo by Owen Humphreys, PA Wire.

9 comments:

Deirdre said...

Jane,
Enjoy being safe and warm which you need more of!!

Algernon said...

Enjoy your snow day!

+clumber said...

Well, no snow here, but I'll pencil in an afternoon nap in solidarity with you poor snow bound Southerners! It's the least I can do.

Doorman-Priest said...

All snow gone here. It's almost springlike - at last.

Ken said...

Snow there too? God is indeed great (y'hear that, Hitchens?) but he nevertheless makes driving a task. The good side was that instead of having to look at the slack jaws of my students, I got to drive only 15 miles to feed a couple of old dogs, both owned by my one repeat pet-sitting client. I was not sure they could handle romping in snow up past my calves. They're both 12 years old, closer to 13. The male has been receiving chemo for months now, I'm giving him twice-daily meds for his liver, and I'm not sure how strong he is: his appetite is suddenly way off. And his companion dog is arthritic and off her feed as well. Poor babies, I love them: it's an occupational sickness of pet caregivers. After they ate they both went into the backyard via the dog door in the kitchen, so maybe I'll try to get them outside when I go back at 5.

Oh, was this supposed to be about snow?...

Caminante said...

Enjoy the snow... up here we only got two inches, if that... it's hard to tell because the wind is blowing so hard, hard enough that the traffic lights were bouncing up and down.

Rowan The Dog, Bishop of Playing said...

Well, Ms. Jane, I'll tell you what, I wish I could be there and play in that snow, I sure do. I've only seen snow once and it was fun, fun, fun. And I can run real fast in snow too, just so you know.

From,

Rowan

Paul said...

As I looked at this lovely photo over the past few days I kept hoping you had more breathing space.

I also want to report that my little desert daffodils have sent up their leaves but no flower stems yet.

Jane R said...

Didn't grade much, rested, played a bit in the snow, baked cornbread, listened to music, did a little school work... Most of us just took the day as a gift, I think. Found out many of my faculty colleagues were going to take it for grading and ended up just enjoying the quiet and beauty and take a day to breathe. Aaaah.

Now of course I have to stay up most of the night grading, but oh well.