Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Winter Wonders - Oreo Snow in the Frozen World

Much of the United States is in the grip of an arctic blast.  For us, it is the Frozen World.  They are saying that 200 million Americans are experiencing below freezing weather.  My beloved Charleston, South Carolina might be getting six inches of snow.  Already, in Northern Florida, some areas are getting freezing rain.

Another blogger in New York State reported on her neighborhood and its Frozen Season.

We in my part of upstate New York are far from the worst as far as predicted cold.  Saturday, for example, our predicted high is zero F (-17.7 C) and our low -11 (-23.8 C), which is slightly better than what they were predicting yesterday morning.  But yesterday, parts of North Dakota were in the minus 40's.  And that's the same, whether you use F or C to measure your temperatures.

When it's at zero or below, you experience Oreo Snow.   When we woke up on New Year's Eve, it was zero.  The snow glistens like diamonds are mixed in.  Your feet crunch in the snow, and sometimes, you can smell a sweetness in the air, just like the cream that fills Oreos.

When it is really cold, the sky is really blue.

Bushes covered in snow have such a beauty.

And, you wake up to footprints.

Welcome to the frozen world.

So hard to believe that, in four months, early flowers will be blooming.  I can hardly wait.

Day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge #blogboost 

14 comments:

  1. Ah, yes. Memories of Cambridge and Ann Arbor. A long 4 decades ago...

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  2. I cannot wait for Sunday when we may finally get above 20 f. It has been bitterly cold here too.

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  3. Beautiful, I am in Texas and so far knock on wood all we have had is cold cold cold Weather. As well as some Ice. Although I would like to have some Snow real Snow enough to roll in and build a snowman with.

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  4. I don't really miss living in that kind of snow, but I do like looking at pictures of it!

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  5. Coming from the moderate climatic conditions courtesy coastal location, I fancy sub zero temperatures, Alana! But it must be a very harsh weather condition I suppose.
    Loved the clear blue skies!
    Happy Oreo snow to you dear.

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  6. Beautiful! I grew up in New England and remember the snowy weather and frigid temps. Neither rarely stopped us from going outdoors. I live on Florida's Gulf coast now, and while I wouldn't trade this for the icy winters, I still have good memories of the beauty to be had on those cold days.

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  7. I do love that crisp sparkling snow. But now that the holidays are done and it’s -xx around here I am ready for sparkling salt water!! Lol!!

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  8. As usual, beautiful and artful. Stay warm.

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  9. I've noticed that the winters alternate between bitterly cold and a lot of snow. So, with last year's blizzards, we were due for too much cold this season.

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  10. I like that...'Oreo Snow'. No snow here, and no Oreos...X'ed after Christmas. We do have ice sickles...the silly pups like them...I'll pass and have hot tea for now. Pretty snow pictures.

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  11. love your photos.. and though everything looks so beautiful, snow is more of a visiting factor for me

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  12. I got the chills just reading your post. It has been very cold here in northern California for a few weeks. We will get through this.

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  13. How I miss the memories of the huge snow storms we had in upstate New York! We are now in SC and have cold weather and maybe only a dusting of snow. :(

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  14. I've never heard of Oreo Snow. Then again, it doesn't snow here, so I am largely ignorant of the ways of snow.

    Sending you warm thoughts.

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