Archive for January 3rd, 2010

On ice…

magnolia_bud_in_ice.jpg

As near as I can tell, it is darned cold across most of eastern North America. Including good ol’ ATL.

18°F this morning when I got up (yeah, it was early, BUT). TV meteorologist said it’d been above freezing for one hour only since 10pm on Friday.

And mentioned the potential for a bit of white stuff later this week….

The picture? That’s a spent magnolia* bud. On ice**.

* Apparently, they’re named for the French botanist Pierre Magnol (June 8, 1638–May 21, 1715), who was first to publish the idea of plant families as we know them today. Says the Wikipee.

** As my SIL wrote from her perch in her San Diego backyard in shorts(!) regarding the weather situation: wrong wrong wrong!