As the Roanoke area faces potential snow showers, I am going to be a little cruel and point out that certain parts of the world, specifically the NC coast managed to survive the most recent blast of Canadian air.
In fact those of us wandering those environs can swear to the fact that the local strawberries are in and people are eating them.
I had a little more to say about this wonderful event on my Carteret County blog.
Having strawberries before the taxes are due is a little hard for an ex-Canadian to comprehend. We got our strawberries in July and our first snows in September.
The weather down here has been colder than normal. Most of the yards are centipede so instead of the struggle I had mowing our Roanoke yard, the frost took care of the first mowing. I am pretty open minded, and if the weather wants to do my first mowing for me, I can live with a brown yard for another few weeks.
I know up on the mountain that bluegrass continues to grow. Actually this turns out to be a win-win solution.
I can trade mowing the yard for eating strawberries. Now that is a deal that I will not turn down.
A couple more days of snow showers, and there might me some folks willing to make the slightly over five hours drive to Bucks Corner Farm near Cape Carteret for some of those berries that the friendly ladies in this picture are peddling.