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10 12 17

Snow day

One day it’s breezy autumn, the very next it’s frosty winter.

It’s been snowing for the better part of last night and today. Mostly very tiny flakes, but occasionally you’d see very big ones fall down for a while. All in all, around ten centimeters of snow accumulated in most places. That’s not a bad haul, for the first snow day of the year!

It’s nice to go out and hike with snowfall like this. Suddenly everything looks different, only the contours recognizable, barely. All sounds become muted, the crunching of fresh snow beneath your boots the only thing audible nearby. Of course, making snowmen and other temporary art in random places is itself a joy as well.

Supposedly it’s gonna rain tomorrow though, so it’ll all be gone as quickly as it came.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 12/12/2017 (8:21 PM)

    Oh good, I see it only took you 1 month to reply. (That’s a little date rearranging joke, as we all know that the proper dating system is month/day/year)

    Honestly, the problem is that it doesn’t snow as much as people think it does here in Colorado, nor is it as cold as people think, and if there’s only a few… uh, centimeters of snow on the ground, it’s very quick to become muddy mush. It’s not until you get half a foot or so (15 cm) and temps fall way below freezing that the snow stays snow and it’s easier to traverse.

    Otherwise you end up with this. Not fun to track into the car, and not fun to try to wash off.
    http://www.caminomyway.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Muddy-boots-Gorolfe-Galicia-Spain-Camino-de-Santiago.jpg

    • 13/12/2017 (2:50 AM)

      (holy shit people actually check back for replies!)

      So, in sub-optimal conditions you end up with Spanish mud on your boots? That’s crazy.
      (I will never not abuse URL texts.)

      That sounds like living in a borderline cold region alright. Most winters we have the same here, snow turning to mush the day after it’s fallen. It gets even more fun when it only melts half-way, and then it freezes that night.

  • 11/12/2017 (8:51 PM)

    Still awaiting our first big snow. It’s 70 degrees* here for, I think, the 8th week in a row, which is pretty crazy for Colorado.

    *you used centimeters, so I had to throw in my confusing American system

    I’m just jealous you can get out and hike. Around here, once it snows, it all becomes mush. Kind of hard to slog through snow-packed mud.

    (note: still setting up Urbit. I’ll get there)

    • 12/12/2017 (1:33 AM)

      70 degrees? That’s like 158 Fahrenheit! …I’d throw in a geometry joke, but my angling days are behind me.

      Does even the snow up in the mountains turn to mush? I imagine that’d stay on for a little while. If it’s cold enough to snow, it’s cold enough to stay snow.

      • 12/12/2017 (8:22 PM)

        (Apparently I didn’t hit the correct ‘reply’ and now I have a random comment floating around like a confused old person)

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