Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Weird Snow Phenomenon

This post is generously offered for the enlightenment of those folks that are convinced my hubby is the teller of tall tales.

Now I know that on a very rare occasion Bob has been known to tell a whopper or two.  And, boy can he embellish those tales he tells.  But, after 35 years of marriage, it has become hard for him to get one by me any more.  All I have to do is look into his eyes, and I immediately know if he's making up crap or not.

However, throughout this endless winter we are having, a winter that is setting records with its snowfalls, he has told about a snow phenomena that he has seen numerous times.

Snow donuts.  Yes, snow that Mother Nature herself has made into the shape of donuts.

These folks say he's nuts.

I say he's telling the truth for once in his life,  and in this blog post I have the evidence.

This past weekend on our little road trip, we were passing through a snowy area in Hamburg, Pennsylvania when we zipped over to the side of the road to take the following photos that will prove to any naysayers that snow donuts are FOR REAL.

Snow donuts, or snow rollers as they are sometimes called, are formed as the result of an ideal combination of temperature, snow, and wind.

See for yourself:

So there you have it, folks.  Snow donuts are REAL.  And now you will know without a shadow of a doubt that Bob is a genius, and that you should believe whatever he says.

The rest of our trip home was uneventful.  We saw a lot of very dirty snow which needs to go away soon.  

Also we passed this leftover Christmas manger scene in which the shepherd seems to be holding off a catastrophe:

As for me, I'm just about snowed under for this season.  Enough's enough.

1 comment:

  1. I will take powdered sugar on my snow donuts. Seriously, I know they exist. Tell your husband that I believe him.