Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow in Columbia, South Carolina!

Driving back from Watsadler Corps of Engineers Campground late yesterday morning, I took the roads less traveled, so to speak.

Map Trading those homogenized four-lane Interstates for Routes 178 and 378 nearly all the way. What a difference! Natural and social scenery the whole way. With an emphasis on the social. Every few miles I passed something that would make an interesting post for this blog.

Trouble was, though, snow was forecast for this very region of South Carolina. And I was just hours ahead of it all the way. So, no time to stop for photos and interviews this trip.

I arrived home at just 2:00 p.m., and still no snow. Could the weather forecasters be wrong? Well, by 4:30 p.m., their reputation for accuracy was buffed to high luster. It began to snow in earnest. By 6:30 p.m. Midlands-based South Carolinians were searching the internet for past years’ snow records. We had several inches.

TreeHydrant Not good news for travelers. But what a beautiful scene this morning! Keep in mind, now, these scenes are from Columbia, South Carolina! Yes, other parts of the country get more snow than this most years. But here, it’s a rare event!

Truck Drivers avoided the roads. Only the most determined – or imprudent – were out and around.

Walker Better to walk.

Road 1 And more fun! Giving time to enjoy scenes like this one, just down the street.

SnowyPalmetto2 Here’s one I couldn’t resist. A neighbor’s beautiful small palmetto struggling with an unfamiliar challenge. Oh my.

TreeSky What a day! Snow-draped pine trees against a sunny Carolina blue sky. Hard to beat.

Work continues, by the way, on the Carolina Considered website. Mostly still structural. Building and arranging and linking the pages that will make up the site. Go on over when you have a chance for an early look-see. Click around on the navigation bars. And send any suggestions you have to me at

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