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Woodland shade gardening with a purpose – pleasure, creativity, rainwater collection!

Snow flowers.

Yesterday I was treated to a natural beauty I had never seen before – flowers falling from the sky.  Snow had fallen most the morning, and seemed to have stopped, but when I took the dogs out into the back yard I saw hard-frozen, thick, 6-pointed snow flowers falling everywhere.  These little frozen pieces were about 1/8″ thick and 1/4″ in diameter – some were a little larger, and their thickness was proportionately more.  I have never seen snow in any form except flakes, and these little flowers were as stunning, and uniform, as if they had been dispensed by a cake decorator, or cut by a miniature biscuit cutter or cookie cutter.  They reminded me of the cake decorations that can be purchased, on a cardboard, in the baking aisle at the grocery store.  Has anyone else ever seen these falling?  And does anyone know the story of the weather conditions that cause them to form?  They were as hard as sleet, but as white as snow.

This helped me understand the special snow.

This helped me understand the special snow.

This is a great site I found with the snowflake research.

This is a great site I found with the snowflake research.

 

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