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The middle of this week has been my "weekend" because I was in the woods for six consecutive days ending Monday. Thus I was able to stay at home when the snow arrived in central Georgia on Tuesday night.

Tuesday afternoon saw cold rain. As darkness fell, the temperature dipped below freezing, and the rain quickly changed to snow.

backyard snowfall

This was the view from an upstairs window the next morning.

back yard snow

The grand snowfall total was two inches. Small by northern standards, but enough to bring traffic to a grinding halt.

Screenshot of Atlanta traffic map, Jan 28, 2014
Atlanta traffic cams displayed many images such as this one. And some of our own Kossacks were caught in the mess.
Traffic cam January 29, 2014
Above two images courtesy Georgia Department of Transportation.

Lucky for me, I was able to stay at home. My truck gathered snow in the driveway.

snowy truck

Here are some pictures taken in and around my yard.

icicles and trees

daffodills in snow

oak trunk in snow

snow on firewood

Elm trunk and snow

magnolia leaves in snow

bench in snow


icicles and snow

Thursday morning, the low in Macon was 12, which was several degrees colder than predicted. When snow is on the ground on a clear night, it can really get cold. By afternoon, the temperature had crept above freezing, and blobs of snow are falling from the trees. The snow is on its way to becoming plain ol' water.

The floor is now open. We don't have pie fights here, but perhaps a snowball fight would be appropriate.

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