Fun Fact of the Day: The most vital ingredient for glacier-making is a location where snow stays put year-round. When new layers arrive each winter, they start to crush existing blankets. All that weight distorts the snow crystals that make up the older layers, turning them into sugar-like grains. As time passes, these grains get bigger and denser until, eventually, genuine glacial ice is produced.
On this Day in History in 1882: 6″ of snow falls in eastern Iowa.
On this Day in History in 1880: 6′ (1.83 metres) of snow falls in Seattle in 5 days.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Idea of the Day: Snowman, snowfort, snowball fight, hot chocolate, chili, and shovel.