"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?" ~ J. B. Priestley
I passed this scene, sans snow, in Princess Anne the other day (October 2012, for those who will come by this photo by accident and wonder about the timeline) and remembered taking the below photo at a most unexpected time, as evidenced by the warm-weathered theme of colorful chairs and umbrella. After finding the photo, I immediately looked for the date and found it was taken in March of this year, a time when spring causes us to splash color about our yards and set up cozy sitting areas in which to sip lemonade.
I used to write seasonal change stories to post on this blog. Newspaper photographers and writers love to regal viewers and readers with stories about seasonal changes. This years story is on my private blog. But, since I still keep up this blog, in a most casual way these days, and since the season of Winter may soon be upon us, I thought I would re-post this photo.
Snow in March after the 4th warmest winter on record? Maryland actually cashed in as having the 5th warmest winter on record, despite the March snow. Now we are on record for having the hottest summer. And don't forget the record drought.