BOONE, N.C. — In like a lamb! Windy, yes, but daytime temps here were in the 50s for the first week of March 2018. Daffodils, crocuses and forsythia took the hint and popped out all over Appalachian State University’s campus. The cherry trees on Sanford Mall put on their prom-pink dresses. Then, on big cat feet, in came the lion. While we slept Monday morning, March 12, a wet snow with some icing put the kibosh on the first day of classes following a week’s spring break.
A windy but sunny respite on Tuesday, March 13, gave way to a major snow dump starting early Wednesday morning and continued past noon. Cakes of snow on backyard grill tops measured upwards of seven inches.
Intrepid campus photographer Marie Freeman has captured Mother Nature’s fickle ways — from her sunny start in early March to her midmonth blowout.
Do you recognize any of the faces among the Appalachian snowfall?
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.