Here we are in the second week of February, with another major winter storm sweeping across the United States. Every weather forecast sounds more dire, with snow projections rising and temperatures dropping.
Our neighbors to the south, across Georgia, and the Carolinas, are bracing for another blow of winter snow and ice, having just dug out from the storm two weeks ago. Normally temperatures are moderating for us here in the Southeast by mid-February.
But, we still had leftover snow in Williamsburg until today, sulking in shady spots and parking lots. We have two fresh bags of ice-melt stacked in the garage, ready for what is apparently on its way.
It is time to remember July. It is time to dig out photos of summer flowers and butterflies, green, leafy trees and a garden alive with activity. Spring feels very far away at the moment, and I just need a reminder of what lies ahead. Perhaps, you do too.
So here are some of my favorite photos from last July. I hope you enjoy a brief “summer vacation” as much as I do, even as we shiver through this very frigid February.