So, we just got back from a trip to Wisconsin to visit my other half’s family. There was SO much snow! I think about 24 inches in some spots. The little one got her share of “walking in snowpiles” and she learned about why you want to wear snow pants when you do this. Especially when its 7 degrees outside. The coldest day was -12 in the morning. I had great plans to go walking for 30 minutes everyday…I did make an attempt one day but had neglected to pack my hat and went out without longjohns. That walk lasted 10 minutes. My new Ugg boots kept me quite toasty thru it all. Everyday we got at least a dusting of snow. Some days it was crystalline, some days it was freezing rain, and the last morning, it looked like little balls! www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/class/class.htm I was amazed by the tiny styrofoam looking things on the ground.
Here is a photo of little one tasting snow on our walk on frozen Long Lake. Our rental cabin (above) is across the street from this lake. Now we are back in Raleigh and temperatures are in the fifties. Not sure when we’ll see snow again….