Sunday, December 18, 2005
It's snowing! It's snowing!
Added at 4:20- p.m..... A picture of the snow and the house and, of course, the GG tree.
(2:45 p.m.) The snowfall started about an hour ago, and it’s coming down steadily, and sticking. I’m sitting in the living room with a cup of cocoa, addressing Solstice cards and glorying in the sight of the whitening world outside. Snow is a rare treat for us here—I don’t want to miss a minute of it.
Bill just left—he has some shopping to do for me, so he headed out alone. It’s funny—whenever it snows, I have the urge to sit in front of the fire with a book and a mug of something hot, and just watch the snow. But Bill wants to get into his Jeep and drive around in it. Some sort of testosterone-fueled desired to not be subdued by nature, perhaps? Last year (or the year before?) when the kids were home we had some snow and he took them out driving in his Jeep, showing them how to spin snow cookies in an empty parking lot.
Anyway, it’s beautiful. I’ll try to get out and take a picture later. For now, you can go to this NASA page to find a link to the “International Snowflake Classification System.”