When I was young, I lived for the snow. Beautiful white snow brought sledding, ice skating, snow angels, and days off from school. Now, every fall I look forward to the first snow of the year. I always hope it will come for Christmas. After Christmas, I want it to go away and get warm again. Living in the Midwest makes that rather difficult.
As we enter into the month of December, I once again hope for a white Christmas. Then I think, I will take a vacation to warmer climates.
As much as we hope it will hold off, we all know the cold, white stuff is coming our way! You know you’ll probably end up getting out to run some errands, so while you’re out, why not stop by the Liberty Branch? We can help you survive those snowy days!
Snow can be a magical, wonderful thing. Snow on the trees, sparkling in the sun creates a winter wonderland. Kids love snow! They anticipate it, dream about it, wish for it. Snow covering the ground has been associated with Christmas for so long that it just doesn't seem like Christmas without it. A lot of people would be happy to have snow just for Christmas, then have it quickly disappear until next year.
I am not a winter person. If I could stay inside and hibernate until May, I would be happy. But since I have a job (that I love) and since I do drink milk and make sandwiches once in a while, it’s best that I suck it up and travel.
One of my biggest fears is getting stuck in a snow storm, ice storm, or anywhere unpleasant . So, I have decided to be proactive and keep items in my car that will help keep me safe.
List of Emergency Items to keep in vehicle during cold bad weather.
Meteorologists use this term to describe weather that is a mixture of freezing rain, ice pellets (more commonly known as sleet), and snow. It's when three types of winter weather are all happening at once due to the temperatures in the air. To me, wintery mix is code word for "Not fun to drive in!"
Okay, so what do those three things mean on their own?
It’s January in Kansas City, and we haven’t really had any snow yet. What gives? This is the Midwest after all. We should be trudging through 8 inch snow banks and shoveling sidewalks instead of wearing flip-flops and making do with light sweaters. We’ve barely had enough to make a snow mouse, let alone a snowman.
Many of us dread the cold winter months, but beauty can be found even in this season. The icicles that form on the edges of your roof look like crystal stalactites. The term winter wonderland can be an accurate description of a snowy landscape with the bright sun reflecting off the pure white surfaces. What is a snowflake? How do snowflakes form? Inquiring minds want to know. Here are a few facts that I found on this subject:
After this last round of considerable snow, I made a discovery. Snow has this amazing tendency to highlight little things, tiny little details that don’t really have a bearing on your life at other times. For instance, the fact that I don’t own a shovel generally has zero impact on my life. Looking at the three foot pile of snow blocking my car in the wake of the snow plow, however, causes this tiny little detail to suddenly become the most egregious oversight of my entire life.
The snow has been sitting out there on your lawn and in parking lots everywhere for a couple of weeks now. Many people are ready to see it gone with the warmer days to come this next week, and I know I'm one of them. If you can't sled on it or build a snowman, then there should be no snow. However, when it is a good snow, who doesn't love a snow day? Okay, maybe not the people that have to drive in it or shovel it.