Saturday, March 1, 2008

Lion or Lamb??


So what did March come in as in your part of the country?? I think you can guess what it came in here in Smethport Pa...This is a picture out my back window...and you could say "Baby it's cold outside"! But one thing March does signal is that the end is near...winter that is:)

My grandma use to call these late winter storms "SUGAR SNOWS"...living here in Northwest Pa we are so blessed with thousands and thousands of Maple trees as well (as other hardwoods.) With the sun coming out during the day and the temps dropping at night it makes for perfect Maple syrup conditions....it is one of my all time favorite memories making syrup with my uncle...

We actually consider it another season around here....across the state line in Portville Ny the Sprague
family has built an empire around the sweet liquid...You can actually watch them make the syrup right in the building!

Well now I'm hungry for some Pure Maple syrup so I better go get the pancakes going!

Have a wonderfully sweet day!

16 comments:

LoveMeKnot Creations said...

no snow or icicles for me, just gloomy gray skiews up above... gotta love seattle...

Honeydew Studio said...

I love your grandmother's name for late winter snow storms. Maybe if I think of them as "Sugar Snows" from now on, I won't get so cranky as I have to shovel myself out for the 200th time! Lol.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Sugar Snows...has a nice ring to it! I remember taking a class field trip, back in the 3rd grade--to watch the whole maple syrup making process--and leaving with yummy maple sugar candies (shaped like maple leaves) and sticky fingers.
Smiles, Karen

Cicada Studio said...

Brrrrrr looks cold where you are! It's cold like a lion here, but sunny with the promise of spring. I'll say it's like the cowardly lion.

Heatherly Designs said...

oh man, now i want pancakes too!

Rosebud Collection said...

I don't feel so bad now, looking at your weather..

High Desert Diva said...

Now those are some serious icicles!

I'm thinking real maple syrup on pancakes this morning is just the thing!

Ophelia Miller Boutique said...

No snow for me, sunny and very windy!!! I surely hope that we have had the last of the snow, but its up for grabs in Maryland. Weather is so unpredictable.

World Bird Sanctuary said...

We had beautiful weather all weekend (78 yesterday!) and snow today.

Great picture!

Stephanie
http://world-bird-sanctuary.blogspot.com/

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Love your blog.Wonderful presentation including fish even.

earmark said...

so pretty, i miss the snow! your blog is truly lovely!

Leslie said...

wow! thats a cool picture. How beautiful!

Stephanie said...

March 1st brought us 8-10 inches of snow in Southern NH :(

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Upstate NY for me - I think marech is always a lion from beginning to end!

I hope I didn't feed your fish too much ;-)

The Downtown Boutique said...

No snow...now icicles. I think today we got close to 70 degrees.

We went fishing yesterday, and it was 65 at 3:30 in the afternoon.

NICE!

kennedy & friends said...

out like a lion!