Thursday, December 11, 2008

Frosty Canal Street

A rare sighting of snow in New Orleans! What' s next? A whale in the Mississippi?

The Daily Picayune reported on 13 January 1852:

Ladies who had never been out of Louisiana cried "Mon Dieu" by the dozens . . . After awhile the small shot of congealed water changed into large, downy flakes--old fashioned snow flakes--such as we read of in Dickens's Christmas stories, and which suggest such pleasant family pictures of glowing hearths, social chats and domestic comforts in warm and comfortable parlors.

1 comment:

sussah said...

Very beautiful picture! The melting snow-men in the Newcomb Quad this morning are a lesson in the cinematic nature of life. Next snow will be in 8 years. Susanna Powers