Monday, December 9, 2013


Since moving to South  Carolina more than five years ago, I seem to have forgotten what a snowflake was, so when the 40 Days of Blogging Challenge topic was announced, (Snowflake) I had to look it up on wiki
A snowflake is either a single ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals which falls through the Earth's atmosphere.[1] They begin assnow crystals which develop when microscopic supercooled cloud droplets freeze. Snowflakes come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Complex shapes emerge as the flake moves through differing temperature and humidity regimes, such that individual snowflakes are nearly unique in structure. Snowflakes encapsulated in rime form balls known as graupel. Snowflakes appear white in color despite being made of clear ice. This is due to diffuse reflection of the whole spectrum of light by the small crystal facets.[2]

OH! NOW I remember. It’s that cold white stuff that falls from the sky in July! J In case you didn’t know, I grew up in Colorado and it is “just” as likely to snow in July as it is in December. The “only” difference is that July snow doesn’t last more than a few hours and December snow might last a day or so in Denver where I grew up….

I miss snow. It has been since February 2012 that I watched snow falling fresh from the sky, so I REALLY miss it. And with all the snow falling the past few days up North (as I have learned to refer to all places above “the line”), I’m feeling more nostalgic for snow. “They” say this might the year it snows again in Florence. We’ll see. In the meantime, I’ll have to settle for sticking my head in the freezer and, using a spray bottle, hope something crystallizes….but I doubt it.

This post is written for the 40 Days of Blogging Challenge sponsored by the Preachers Institute. You may find other blogs participating in this challenge. I hope you enjoy this year’s Advent journey.

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