Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Frosty Morning

This is one of my favorite aspects of winter: cold and snowy and sunny. The snow is less than 3% water, which qualifies it as "cold smoke" - the ultimate skiing powder, so light it flies away with a puff of air. And there hasn't been much wind, so it is staying on branches and railings. As long as it stays cold, the snow won't compact; since tonight is supposed to be at least as cold as the last few (low temperatures ranging from -1 to -16 degrees Fahrenheit), we probably have a few more days of perfect winter ahead of us.

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