Our side flower bed, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee. April 11, 2010.
The picture above was taken a couple of weeks ago. Almost all of our tulips are now gone, but the iris have started to bloom, so we still have color in our yard.
It’s a fairly common saying that if you don’t like the weather here in Tennessee, stick around for a few minutes — it will change.
We’ve enjoyed some beautiful weather this month. As a matter of fact we had summer-like temperatures several days ago. So Betsy and I were shocked when we noticed a freeze watch for our area Tuesday afternoon. Tuesday was a chilly, rainy day, but it didn’t seem all that cold. And then we got a text message from our friends Judy and Charlie who were hiking to the lodge atop Mount LeConte in the Smokies just east of here. They were on the trail, but said it was snowing!
Betsy and I debated covering some of the roses and other flowers, but we knew we couldn’t begin to cover everything. So we crossed our fingers and decided to hope the weather man was wrong.
Evidently the clouds stuck around longer than expected, because our temperatures stayed in the 40s over night. Everything in the yard looked fine when we got up Wednesday morning.
And Judy and Charlie? They woke up Wednesday morning to 8-10 inches of snow on the mountain. Tennessee is never dull!