01 March 2012

A rare snowfall

We've had an unseasonably warm and dry winter this year. I'll admit it's been nice not dealing with Arctic-like temperatures, but it seems a little strange not having a typical Iowa winter. So when we finally got some snow last week, I was almost excited.

One thing I've learned about snow is that when the temperature is near zero, the snow is light and fluffy. When it's near the freezing point as it was last week, the snow is heavy and wet. While heavy snow is much harder to shovel, it also sticks to the branches of the trees and creates beautiful winter scenes.

As expected, the snow didn't last long, so I'm glad I caught a few pictures while our yard looked like a winter wonderland!

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