Writers pick up your pens as snowflakes fondle Florida

Writers pick up your pens as snowflakes fondle Florida

snow in almaArdain Isma

With snow on the ground in several places in North Florida, it appears Santa had heeded the call from Floridians. A mixture of sleet and snow has blanketed Southern Georgia and North Florida. In Alma, snowflakes have shield the entire landscape. The town is now a winter wonderland. Like the rest of the region, businesses, schools and other institutions have shut their doors, but folks out there don’t seem to mind as the white stuff is not a regular commodity in that part of the country. More than 3 inches of snow are expected in Waycross. Flurries and sleet are also expected in North Saint Johns.

Right now, I’m stranded at home, but there’s no snow. Temperature at World Golf is 35 degrees, just above the freezing mark, and that will dip to 25 as early as 6 o’ clock this evening. I’ve run out of ginger teabags. Freezing rain has soaked my flowerbeds. My hibiscuses and my Mexican headers are now on life-support. Oh God!

As I wait in vain for the rain to wear off and the sun to cut through, I’ve realized there is something nice out of this unwanted situation: Reading and writing. That’s precisely what I’m doing right now. Maryse will make me some hot CHOCOLATE milk later, and that will sweeten the moment……

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