We got our first snowfall of the season today. It melted immediately, but it was really pretty while the big soft flakes were pouring down.
Snow “pouring” was the topic of a small controversy once long ago…
She (someone I was dating) was a life-long Minnesotan, but she was convinced snow couldn’t “pour” — she took (mock) exception to my assertion that it was “pouring snow outside!”
But rain pours, and so does sugar, salt, and flour, so I don’t see why snow can’t also pour. Granted, it does sound vaguely unusual to say one was out in the pouring snow.
Anyway, the big soft snow flakes, they were definitely pouring down.
Later it turned to sleet (mini-hail):
And a few hours later, the sky was blue and the ground was just wet.
My thing each year is the three questions:
- Will it snow (and stick) by Halloween?
- Will it snow for Thanksgiving?
- Will it snow for Christmas?
The first is bad, but the second and third are desired. One certainly wants snow for Christmas!
If we got a snowfall this early (even if it didn’t stick), that might mean a snowy winter. Time to get out the snow shovels and boots!
Stay winterized, my friends! Go forth and spread beauty and light.