My Master Gardener called me at the end of last week to tell me to cover my plants that we would be getting a freeze. She always begins the conversation with "How is your garden growing?" I was happy to report it was looking great after a not so pretty winter due to severe and harsh winter. GLOBAL WARMING? Oh yes, I forgot the proponents of Global Warming say the cold is due to global warming---HUH????? I had actually worked on a couple of pots and bought a couple of hanging baskets to satisfy my green thumb needs which came with the warm temperatures. I KNOW we usually have a cold snap and maybe a freeze around Easter---so waiting for the soil to warm up before planting my annuals. I listened to her advice and filed it in the back of my hard drive.
This AM the phone rings early as I am getting ready for early church greeting. It is friend, Larry---"It's snowing!" I look out the window--it may be snowing in Ruston, but three miles north in Vienna---there is little sign of flakes. Before we leave though the big flakes are falling thick and continue to fall until late morning.
IT IS THE SECOND DAY OF SPRING!!! Time for sunshine, green leaves and grass, blooming trees and azaleas, flower planting-------WARMTH! Somebody needs to take Mother Nature a copy of the calendar---she seems confused!