Family Alive

Brian, Kristine, Analise, and Josiah Toone


14th February 2007

I went outside this morning to take our recycleables up to the street, and I saw that there were little white granules of something gently resting on the lid of the recycle bin. Could it be? No, impossible. Yes, it was snow! I ran back inside to get Kristine and Analise (it was too cold for Josiah) to show them the snow not even realizing that it was actually still snowing! Now, we’re not talking about a tremendous amount (maybe one tiny snow flake every 3-5 seconds) — but hey, we’ll take what we can get. I think Analise was too cold to be excited, but Kristine shared in the "I can’t believe it’s snowing" feeling that it’s easy to catch onto here in the South.

As I was biking to school, it did get a bit heavier with small snow flakes starting to accumulate on my fleece jacket. So I think it is safe to say, we had an "accumulating" snowfall. The only other place I saw any accumulation was on the a couple patches of ice on the bridge over Shades Creek. I’ve included pictures below of both my glove and jacket (the arrows indicate the accumulated snowflakes) and also the ice. Note the snow flakes covering the ice.

6 Responses to “Snow!!!”

  1. Kristine Toone Says:

    Yeah! I miss snow! A little bit more would be nice… but not too much to shut down the city:)

  2. Sandy Cardwell Says:

    Brian, you are so funny! We in NW WI are certainly getting missed by the big snow storms this year; our snow cover is about 3 inches total. Some years we have 3 feet at this time. Dale is coming home for the Birke (long ski race), so I hope it can happen with so little snow.

  3. steve Says:

    Brian, I cant believe you are trying to pass off Dandruff for snow. you should be ashamed! Oh yeah, today in Davis it is suppossed to get to 70 degrees!! I dont miss the snow at all.

  4. Brian Toone Says:

    lol … it’s not dandruff … i promise … it was real, genuine, teeny-tiny snow flakes. In fact, I think if you looked at them under a microscope you might have been able to see the classic snow flake crystal. wow, 70 degrees — time to get out there on the bike! are you excited about the tour of california coming through Davis next week (Tuesday)?

  5. Brian Toone Says:

    Hey, it’s snowing again today (Sat, 2/17) – this time big flakes about one every 2-3 seconds. Expecting more later in the day!!!

  6. alison Says:

    We had a big snow this weak Shelllake had no school on thursday and firday I bet the plow were
    glad to at work in wiscosion .

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