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Have any of you ever seen these? I don't think I have or if I did it simply didn't register at the time. We get a few good snows during some winters but they aren't usually followed by strong winds. Maybe someday!



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I saw that in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, some years back. looked like someone had been rolling up snow to make a snowman, and had been interrupted, and never finished.
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no have never seen such a thing.

Very interesting thread Tabby!

You come up with some really cool stuff!
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I've never seen it either... reminds me of this:

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This would freak me out. lol
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Frost flowers are another cold weather phenomenon that I've never seen!

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Frost flowers are another cold weather phenomenon that I've never seen!

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Behind Minnehaha's Frozen Falls ... Beautiful! The photos from the front look as if the water was instantaneously frozen while in mid rush. From behind the falls, the ice looks like one gigantic icicle!

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Very cool indeed. We get these in the foothills with the Chinooks.

thanks for sharing! It is an interesting read.
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Snowboarding through Montreal ...

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May I add one? This is earlier today.





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FG;1417129 wrote: May I add one? This is earlier today.






Looks like it's so cold the little one's wet himself already :-)
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Bryn Mawr;1417131 wrote: Looks like it's so cold the little one's wet himself already :-)



Hah!!:yh_rotfl
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Great snowmen (wet spot and all!) & I know that had to be fun making them! It looks like you had a substantial snowfall & maybe it was still coming down in the photo? The only thing more fun than getting cold & wet making snowmen is going home and getting warm & dry again!

We had heavy rain from Monday through Thursday evening ... it never let up! Then yesterday evening, the temperatures dropped steadily and around 5:00 PM it started turning to sleet then snow and by 10:00 PM when it ended we had about 3 to 4 inches ... I consider that just a warm-up and hope for more. Ha ha ... you should see some of the scowls I get for saying things like that. People seem to either like snow or hate it ... very few are neutral. I find it energizing and I love the feel in the air after a good snow.
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tabby;1417171 wrote: Great snowmen (wet spot and all!) & I know that had to be fun making them!
I didn't make them, I was walking past and got snapped. Why I was out in that weather was a mystery to me even at the time.



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Looks like the grass was still green when you got hit by snow. Green grass, which I won't see for another five months.
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SnoozeAgain;1417174 wrote: Looks like the grass was still green when you got hit by snow. Green grass, which I won't see for another five months.



We in the British Southwest share with the Irish a curious belief that grass has no other color than green, snooze. The sole variable, as far as grass is concerned, is the rate at which it grows. We reach April and zoom, it hits six inches a month and those without a gardener start honing their scythes.



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It's a barren wasteland here. The trees, the few that we have, are stunted and twisted like arthritic old women. The grass is usually patchy and mange-like. The inversion layer makes breathing difficult. It's hell on earth, I tell you. Hell. On. Earth.
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2013 Snow Swimming Championship in Finland ... I'd be content to watch from the sideline!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJMWkdTZW-U&feature=player_embedded#!
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This would be me trying it:


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tabby;1418033 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABcckOTVqao&feature=player_embedded
Best car I owned. I came home from being away for several months to my VW Bug (1971 model) being buried under all the plowed snow in the apartment complex parking lot (1978). People were having a hard time starting their cars because it was so cold. I dug my way to the car door, turned the key and that thing started right up. I dug a bit of the snow from the back of the car and maneuvered my way out to the eyes of all in the lot watching with envy and amazement.
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Good story! And at least you didn't have to resort to these ~~~~~> Dark Roasted Blend: Ice and Snow Vehicles: Retro Showcase
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We used to love making snow cream when I was a kid but I don't remember us being quite so precise with the ingredients. New Englanders certainly had the opportunity to make it this past weekend!



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It's official ... I am sooooo ready for Spring now!!

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Me Too!!!

It would have been a good winter if we had some sizable snow fall and a few days off...but this winter has been filled with wintery mix, high winds and up and down temps. My poor daffodils are almost in bloom and the temps here will be highs in the 40's (F) and lows in the 20's (F) for the next few days. My daffs have frost burn on them!!!
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I know what you mean, Lady J! I planted some daffodil bulbs in some old jars about a month ago during the big freeze and put them in the kitchen window and on a counter top that gets sun most of the day. They started coming up fast and about 4 days ago I had one open, then another and several of them have buds not quite open yet. It's been fun to get a little head start on spring!

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It's hard for me to choose just one of these to try ... they all look delicious! I'm torn between #9 (Peppermint Hot Chocolate) or #15 (Mint White Hot Chocolate).

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Another winter weather phenomenon I've never seen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6PKVsOZoI4#t=21
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Just a stiff breeze ...

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This year's Harbin Snow Sculptures ~~~~~> These Snow Sculptures From China Are Simply Breathtaking
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When snow cream just isn't enough ~~~~~> How to make Snow Margaritas
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Great thread, Tabby. Thanks!
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You're welcome, ZAP!

Here are some really nice photos taken in NYC a few weeks ago during one of the winter storms ~~~~~>
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From the filmmaker: "Alaska is filled with epic landscapes made all the more beautiful in the quiet frozen solitude of winter. This is a compilation of some of the footage we captured on a recent trip to Alaska. Locations in Alaska included Colony Glacier, Girdwood, Portage, Eagle River, Talkeetna, and Denali State Park."

http://vimeo.com/82339570
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Meanwhile, in Sweden ... A song of ice and wire - The Week
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This little fellow is quite the sledding enthusiast!!

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A bird bottle cap sledding!

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Avalanche!

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Uhhhh-ohhhhh ...



My purple and yellow crocuses are blooming now but we're set to receive our first major snowstorm of the year beginning late this afternoon. They're predicting up to 14 inches of snow with additional sleet on top of it. Should be interesting! Batten down the hatches and wait ...
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For a lark, I put my ear muffs on Gracie ... she seemed uncertain so I took them back and she was so relieved! :-4

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Gracie is so cute. That's my daughter's dog's name.

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