Photo Friday: snow day

Bob came in from the cold asking,  “How do you tell the difference between snow and sleet?”

A cursory glance through the window had me claiming that it was sleet.  I went outside and it sounded like sleet.  Hitting the ground you could hear the little rasp as it landed on leaf and dried blade.

Suddenly, I realized that what was on the porch and leaves did not have that characteristic pillow shape of sleet.  It was perfect little snowflakes!  I only wish the cold didn’t make me shake.



A double-click will bring these into sharper view!


Stay in, stay warm, and if you must go out dress warm and drive carefully!


Have a great weekend!

32 thoughts on “Photo Friday: snow day

  1. dogear6 says:

    Yeah, we’ve had some snow here in Georgia today too. My husband just got here and apparently there was 12″ of the stuff in Richmond! Yuck. Thankfully my daughter went to and came home from the hospital in-between the ice storms.


    • Lynda says:

      Anita, I am not certain that I could live where it snows 8 inches or more and stays. We had about 8 to 12 inches in 2010, and it stuck around for a week. I thought I was going to go berzerkers before it melted! It was a treat to see these lovely flakes and they did pile up to an inch deep. However, then it rained and made my whole yard a mudpie. Yack.

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Aren’t they great?!? They’re such perfect little images of a typical snowflake – especially the ones that happened to come to rest in the shadow of the leaves – they almost look fake, don’t they?! (And they’re three-dimensional too, almost like chunky little “Tonka Toy” flakes: )
    Did you know that although they all have six points, no two snowflakes are identical?
    Great catch Lynda!!

  3. shoreacres says:

    That looks like our recent “snow storm,” except we didn’t get so much. 🙂

    We did have sleet tapping on the windows for five minutes, though. That was pretty exciting. It’s warm now, well into the seventies, but I hear the freezing rain and sleet is on its way for Monday night. We shouldn’t have any here, but I think north of Houston might. Well, it is still February!

    • Lynda says:

      Linda, I had never seen sleet until we moved here. Strange stuff! Meanwhile, it is with aching heart that we await spring’s arrival here. Simply too cold.

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