Whoot! This morning began with freezing rain. The roofs and power lines were coated in a shimmering sheet of ice. Then came the hard crunchy pellets of sleet and NOW? SNOW! Glorious, beautiful white blanketing the grounds. It's going to snow until Saturday morning. The city dodged a frozen bullet. The forecasters are predicting three or so inches, a veritable blizzard here in the Midsouth.
More good news? Hud is home, recuperating from his New York adventure due to a SNOW DAY! He's out in the studio right now, photographing my new funny chicken eggs on legs. I'll let you peek at them tomorrow maybe. We had a late leisurely breakfast. I scrounged up a thick frittata, fat with potatoes, onion, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and sharp cheddar cheese.
And as if it couldn't get any better, the Memphis Zoo ( http://www.memphiszoo.org/ )announced this morning that a baby giraffe was born yesterday!
It's a sweet little girl. Memphis has great success in breeding giraffes. The head of hoofed mammals lives close by. He walks his dog in front of the house every day. If I can catch him, I'll ask him about her, but with the snow...We'll see. Isn't she just darling?
I hope she's enjoying her first full day in the world as much as I am enjoying it.