Friday, January 21, 2011

Where are the snows of yesteryear?

Here in New England, we still enjoy the quaint tradition of a good old-fashioned snow day.  On these occasions, snow (See Fig. 1) falls from the sky, covers the ground, and causes everyone to drive faster.
Fig. 1 - Snow

Families can partake of such wintry pleasures as shoveling the driveway, trying to start the car, and running out of windshield de-icer.  After all this outdoor frolicking, we come indoors for hot chocolate, which warms our cockles and momentarily diverts the children from Facebook.

As the day draws to a close, we gaze, entranced, out the window at the beautiful landscape swathed all in white (with only a few patches of black and yellow), and sigh at the thought of the next day's commute.

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