December 09, 2010
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. Perhaps, that is because snow can be a challenge and a nuisance. Adults often dread snow --having to scrape it off their cars, or drive on it, or shovel the driveway and sidewalk.
Snow is beautiful, but it's versatile, too. You can have fun playing in it, making snow angels and snowmen, and having snow ball fights. You can even create structures like snow forts, and igloos. For the athletically inclined, there are snow sports such as snowboarding, sledding, and skiing. You can, with scissors and paper, create snowflakes for decorations. Bundling up, getting outdoors, and going for a walk in the snow is exhilarating. Looking for animal tracks in the snow is a great outdoor adventure. Of course, it's fun to be snuggled up inside with a cup of hot chocolate watching as the silent snowflakes drift down to earth.
Although, most children have eaten snow at one time or another, not everyone has had the pleasure of eating Snow Ice Cream. Yes-- Snow Ice Cream. It's delicious and easy to make. All you need is a large bowlful of fresh, clean snow (no yellow snow, please!), some sugar, and vanilla, and you too, can enjoy homemade Snow Ice Cream.
Snow--some people love it; some hate it. You don't have to be a kid to enjoy it. Let's face it, no matter how you may feel about it--snow happens. Sure enough, at some time, it's going to snow. You don't want to get caught unprepared, without enough books, movies, or music on hand to get you through the worst of a snowstorm. So, don't wait until you need to go "Dashing Through The Snow"--visit us at online to see what we have to offer. We've got books on Winter Camping; Winter Hiking; How to Build An Igloo and other Snow Shelters; and books on Animal Tracks. Sorry, you'll have to make your own hot chocolate.