If You Don’t Like Our Weather, Wait

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!

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13 Responses to “If You Don’t Like Our Weather, Wait”

  1. NCMountainwoman Says:

    We have alternately turned on the heat, then the air conditioner, then the heat, then the A/C, etc. Now we’re having my very favorite weather…really chilly nights with the sun warming up the days.

  2. Susie Says:

    Glad you didn’t get any freezing weather George! As for your friends, brrh! I don’t think I would want to wake up with 8-10 inches of snow. That sounds so cold.

  3. Karin Says:

    We have that saying around here too!! Folks just a few hours south of us had snow, we had rain and it’s very chilly this morning. But then, what do we expect, this is only the end of April! It will be hot enough far too soon! We’re in a drought up here and have been praying for rain. The Lord knows that we need even more than we had yesterday. Blessings on you two and have a lovely week-end!

  4. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    Snow???? WOWZA.
    Love those tulips…you will appreciate them even more next year!!

  5. Ruth Hiebrt Says:

    The weather is so unpredictable.It seems to be the same all over.I’m glad you didn’t get the frost.We are told that the temps may drop to near freezing over the weekend.Perhaps thy will once again be wrong.
    Blessings,Ruth

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    Same saying here too. And it is true. Yesterday I was enjoying the sunshine but could see in the clouds it was raining just NE of where I was and sure enough here comes and there goes the rain. Snow in the foothills too. Crazy huh!!! MB

  7. Tricia Says:

    BEE-U-TEE-FUL!!! I love the splash of color!!!!!!!

  8. happyone Says:

    We had a bit of frost on the ground in spots but not much.
    There are so many pretty spring flowers and it’s nice how when some die the next group are there for us.

  9. Leedra Says:

    Glad I wasn’t on their trail, I didn’t even know it snowed in the mountains. But at midnight 30 (got off work at midnight) I was taking in my burrows tail hanging planters. I have had them 30 years and I was not taking any chances. I haven’t moved them back outside yet. May wait a week.

  10. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Q beautiful picture! Your weather sound like ours. It can change in the blink of an eye. And the mountains divide the weather up. It can be sunny here in the valley, and ten minutes away on the mountain, dense fog. We’ve had freeze watches for the last three days, it’s been cold!

  11. Becky Says:

    Yep, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute and it’ll change!!! Love that photo!!!

  12. Mary Says:

    We hear that saying here, too 🙂 Must be a midwest thing. We are having quite a bit of rain, but sunshine in between. It always rains when my peonies begin blooming and beats them up so badly.

  13. Cheryl Says:

    The tulips are so pretty. We have that saying here in Maine as well! Today we had a summer-like day, close to 70! So we were out and about all day to take advantage of it.

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