Friday, February 15, 2008

2/11/2008 "through the white and drifted snow-o!"

"Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the ____" And what words do you sing in that blank? As a kid, I used to sing "wide and drifting snow". It didn't make sense, but back then, neither would "white and drifted snow" which are the real lyrics. But now I understand.

Those howling winds created some incredible snow drifts. I don't think I ever knew the difference between a snow bank and a snow drift before, but I'm learning. Who knew that snow had so much vocabulary??! In the street light I could see gorgeous patterns in the snow caused by the wind. It looked like the patterns in desert sands. These photos don't do the beauty any justice. Oh well. I tried. Just know that we've had lots of wind and now we have drifted snow.

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