Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sky Sparkles and Frozen Rain
When I came inside I showed Little O the glittery snow as it continued to fall. He told me, "It is sky-sparkles falling to the top of the snow because that's where it lives so it can make the snow look all sparkled and beautiful." How could I not love that?
The next day the world was an ice rink thanks to the strange occurrence of frozen rain. Everything outside looked as though it were wet from rain but in reality just about every surface was covered with black ice. It was a little scary - but also fascinating. How can it be cold enough to create instant ice but warm enough for it to be raining instead of snowing? I'm sure I could google it but it's more fun to wonder.
The last two days we have been blanketed with a thick layer of fresh snowfall. The driving can be treacherous but when I'm sitting in my warm, cozy home looking out the window at the untouched snow in my yard, on the trees and fences and mailboxes and everything, I am in awe of this gift that falls from the skies. Winters can be pretty barren and blah. I love the way the world is instantly brightened by a blanket of fresh snow.
So yeah, the inversion has been gross. And the freezing weather's not my favorite. But, contrary to popular opinion, I'm really liking the snow.