We get Oreo snow.
What is Oreo snow?
No, I can't easily show you Oreo snow. This shot below is about the best I can do because I felt like I was getting frostbite in the few seconds my bare hands held my iPhone yesterday. I faced the glowing eastern horizon in the minutes before sunrise. In another part of the sky, a waning crescent moon held forth while Venus, the morning star, glowed.
|Oreo Snow near abandoned BAE building, Westover, near Johnson City, NY|
The temperature must be near, at, or just below zero F. (-17.7 Celsius). There must not be a lot of snow already on the ground, and the snow must be fairly fresh. You want just a coating, maybe 1/2 an inch or so. You don't want to be trudging through many inches or feet of the stuff. And, it must be pure white.
It must be crystal clear out, with not much wind. Under these conditions, the snow becomes crunchy, almost a pleasure to walk upon.
When these conditions happen(and I don't think it's my imagination, because I have noticed this for years), there is a smell released when you walk on the snow.
It smells like sugar.
It smells like Oreo filling.
I love Oreos.
And Oreo snow made me very happy.
Have you ever experienced Oreo snow?