I think we have had more than our fair share of cold this year. Our overnight low was -21 and it was -16 when the kids left for school this morning. As I type, the temperature still hasn't reached 0. Let's hope we make it to our projected high of 8 degrees today. I am very thankful that our furnace is working. Our little house is very toasty right now.
The other day, as I was sitting in the car with the kids in back, waiting for daddy to run an errand inside a store, I was trying to stay relaxed and fighting the urge to bang two heads together in the back seat. To distract myself from the insanity, I started watching the snowflakes falling on the windshield. They were like mini paper cut out snowflakes. The kids and I had recently read a book about snowflakes and we knew that each one was different, but I had never seen snowflakes that actually looked like that. I guess I thought you had to look through a microscope or something. I think Wyoming snow has been driven by the wind so much, it doesn't look so pretty when it lands. Anyway, this is the first time I noticed individual snowflakes looking like the snowflakes we draw or cut out or hang on our Christmas tree. When my husband returned to the car I pointed them out to him and he hadn't noticed snow flakes looking like that either.
A few days later, we noticed the same kind of snowflakes on our car as we were going someplace, so I ran back into the house to get my camera. The pictures are a bit fuzzy because the flakes really are small.
Now I'm just waiting for some nicer weather so I can go cross country skiing!