Postcards from Real Life: Winter

We’re in the thick of winter finally. It was beginning to look like we wouldn’t have to break out the heavy coats here in Georgia this season but it is here now. And just in time for me to head off to Tremont for the Winter Woody Plant ID class.

The funny thing is that I’m no longer acclimated to the South Florida weather of my youth but I’m also not acclimated to the snow either. The cold temperatures are not foreign to me having been in North Georgia for almost twenty years now but snow is a different story. We get snow infrequently and usually in such small amounts that it isn’t a way of life to deal with it here.

As ill-equipped as I am to deal with the inclement weather I’m facing this weekend in the Smokies, I’m not going to gain any experience if I don’t dive in right? So off I go, looking forward to experiencing the Smokies in a way that’s unusual for me. Of course, given my love of Tremont and the Smokies, I have no doubt I’ll have a blast.

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. ~Anton Chekhov

The extent of my snow experience in the Smokies is a climb up Clingman’s Dome after Hurricane Sandy moved through last October, leaving behind unexpected snow.


  1. Have fun! Bring us some snow back 🙂

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