Washington got its first taste of real winter weather in more than two months last night with about 6”-8” of snow. The good kind, too – nice and fluffy without having everything covered in ice. And just 25 miles up the road, in the Baltimore suburb of Columbia, they got between 18” and 20”.
Of course, with weather in the 50s (and even the 60s) for most of the winter, it remains to be seen how the snow and tonight’s expected hard freeze will affect the early blooming tulips, daffodils and cherry blossoms, including the cherry tree outside by back door. I dunno – even if the trees don’t bloom for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, we invariably get one aggressive beaver from the Potomac River who gets chased for several weeks as he tries to cut down the trees to make a dam, so at least we’ll have some entertainment!