Snowflakes

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I woke up this morning to a snowstorm. We have not seen one like this in a few years. Last year we didn’t get any snow at all, illness well maybe a flake or two. As I was looking out the window this morning, I thought about all those snowflakes, and that no two are the same. I don’t know how they know that, but there are people that actually study and photograph snowflakes. Here are a few interesting facts about them:

Every snowflake has its own unique shape and is different than all other snowflakes.

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All snowflakes have six sides, and guess what, all snowflakes are not always white. I have read, that years ago, when coal was used in factories and homes, snow was often gray, because the coal dust entered the air and was absorbed by the clouds.

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In Prince Edward Island, Canada, where the soil is red clay, snowflakes often look PINK, and the reason this happens is because the dust from the red clay is blown into the air and absorbed by the clouds. Can you imagine how beautiful that would be to have a pink snowstorm!

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Yesterday I was in the supermarket. It was so crowded. Did you know that people buy more cakes and cookies when a snowstorm is predicted. I know I do. I enjoy making soup. Yesterday evening I made a big pot of tuscan bean soup, and today I’m going to make homemade oatmeal raisin cookies.

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The snow capital of the United States is Stampede Pass in Washington state where on average 439 inches of snow fall, and billions of snowflakes fall during one short snowstorm. That’s mindboggling!
I hope you enjoyed the photos and the snowflake facts. I thought the photos were beautiful and I just had to share them, and what better time to do that, then during a snowstorm.
HAPPY DAY
Carole

5 Responses to “Snowflakes”

  1. Lori Says:

    WOW………. Awesome photos!! Love those!! You should go into business with your photography!!!

    How have you been?? I miss talking with you and I am SORRY that I haven’t been on my end!!

    I hope that life is treating you well!!

    Many Blessings To You………
    Lori

  2. Carole Says:

    Hello Lori. How nice to hear from you again. Life is treating me just fine. I hope it is for you too. Glad to know you are out there and still reading my blog. Come again, always nice to hear from you.
    Think Spring!
    Carole

  3. Carole Says:

    Lori, I forgot to mention that those photos are not mine. It’s a big of a challenge to photograph snowflakes, but it would be fun to try it some time, problem is, we don’t get much snow anymore.
    C.

  4. Nancy Says:

    I’m sooo tired of snow, but even I love these pictures!
    Now I’m craving oatmeal raisin cookies…. hope ya saved
    me a couple?
    Is the pug sold in your store Carole, cuz I couldn’t get
    to a price when I clicked on the picture? Just thought I’d
    let ya know in case it wasn’t. Great items you put on there today btw!
    Hugs,
    Nanc

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