Celebrating Spring in the South with Green Snow

Celebrating Spring in South Carolina with Green Snow

March 21 is the first official day of spring — and while Northerners are still getting the white stuff, we’re celebrating spring in the South with — green snow!

Every year about this time, a thick layer of green pollen covers the earth for about a week. (It was a surprise when I moved here from the North — who knew?)chair_with_green_snow

Cars, porches and everything else outside gets a coating of green that you can write in!

At the same time, beautiful Bradford pear trees are bursting with white blossoms, forsythia and Japanese tulips bloom, azaleas come out, and the landscape is filled with color.

Guess it’s kind of like the old saying, “If you want the rainbow,  you’ve gotta put  up with the rain” — Blossoming Bradford pear treesparaphrased as, “If you want beautiful flowers, you’ve gotta put up with the pollen…”

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8 Responses to Celebrating Spring in the South with Green Snow

  1. Elisa says:

    Beautiful! That’s exactly how I picture the South at this time of year. We raked on Saturday to get rid of the brown and start seeing green. We have a few crocuses!

  2. Carolann says:

    We aren’t even close to spring yet and still have much snow around. Hoping it happens soon. Pics are so pretty!
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  3. Denise McCarney says:

    Hi Diane,
    Your blog today made me so sad 🙁 but happy for y’all. We still have snow on the ground and it is very cold (even when the sun is out). We got 10″ of snow on the first day of spring, its miserable. I miss SC more than I will admit because I do love being close to my daughter and grandsons. Those pictures you posted were awesome, even on a nice day here, it will never compare to Mt. Pleasant, SC. Miss y’all and miss book club. Think of everyone often and I’d love to keep up with your book club picks every month, some of my best reads came from you. Happy Spring!!!
    Denise

  4. blogqueendiane says:

    It’s hard to believe you still have snow there – wow. This was a lonnnnngggg winter, huh? And 10 inches the first day of spring — gees! We had to skip book club last month because nobody could come, so that was a bum out. This month we’re reading The Alchemist — haven’t started that yet, though.

  5. Daniel Nest says:

    Awesome shots. Can’t wait till spring here in Denmark. We’re still fighting clouds and darkness…but one day…one day!
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