10 Snowy Things // 10 Days of Christmas Blog Tour

Day 5! Here are 10 snowy things I love. 😉 

1. Snowflakes.

Simple, right? But have you ever studied snowflakes?? They are mind-boggling. Each one of them is crafted carefully and uniquely… each. one. of. them. And there are millions in one snowfall… and hundreds of snowfalls in a year… and thousands of years of snowfalls. That’s… insane. 

This is one of my favourite videos about snow…

I love Moody Institute’s old science videos, btw. 😉 

2. Icicles.

If you didn’t break icicles off bushes and porches and things and sucked them and chewed them up, you didn’t have a real childhood. Sorry.

Also, while we’re at it, if you didn’t eat handfuls of snow randomly while outside, you’ve missed out too. 

Wet, cold, and delicious. Melts at once and yet forms into a hard ball you can suck for a couple minutes. ❤

3. La tire.

Canadian speciality. Pour boiling maple syrup on clean snow and eat. DELICIOUS. I have not done this enough in my life.

4. Snowball fights.

Because there is nothing like getting cold snow down your back… and smacking a snowball in the laughing face of the culprit sibling. 

5. Snowy Evergreens.

They make winter worth it. <33 I adore snowy pines.

6. Frost/Ice. 

It is terrible to drive in… and it’s bad for everything man-made… but it is absolutely gorgeous on the trees.

Or on any plant, really. 

And ESPECIALLY on windows. I adore frost on windows. 

7. Snowy Expanses. 

Have you any idea how gorgeous wide expanses of snow are?? Especially in the sunshine?? With a blue sky overhead?

8. Snowfalls.

They’re in a category all their own. Some are thick and blurry, others are light and dainty… but they’re all gorgeous.

And have you ever seen snow falling in the light of a lamp in the dark?

This is just a feeble example…

Also, swinging in a snowfall is lovely. It gets your hair frizzy and soaked, but it’s such an amazing experience. 

9. Snow Birds. 

There is just nothing like seeing these beautiful little fellows in the fresh snow. Really. 

10. Snow House.

I never made anything remotely as impressive as this. But there’s no fun like building a house out of snow. Creating a whole TOWN out of snow. My favourite game used to be pretend “hauling.” I would chip fragments of icy snow and fill a sled with it and haul it to the back of our house and “sell” it. It was the greatest fun! I also made a little “house” under some arching tree branches + bushes at the back of our house and played that I was a hermit in the woods giving shelter to a hunted Queen, à la Queen Marguerite d’Anjou of England… (I usually either her or sheltered Marie Antionette. I was obsessed with Marie Antoinette at the time). 

Well, there you go. What are some of YOUR favourite snowy memories??

You know the drill 😉 go check out the other blogs, and don’t forget the giveaway!

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Martha’s: https://beyondtheliteraryhorizon.blogspot.com/

Published by Katja L.

Hello! :) I'm Katja. I'm a Canadian bibliophile, book reviewer, writer, and child of God. I love too many things to name, but among them are chocolate, heirlooms, history, fancy handwriting, grammar & punctuation, laughter, tearjerking books, lists, organized bookshelves, pink roses, flowing skirts, hymns, and pretty much anything old-fashioned, beautiful, & classy.

12 thoughts on “10 Snowy Things // 10 Days of Christmas Blog Tour

  1. Love all these!! Cardinals are my favorite. ❤
    Your Canadian treat, La tire, sounds way too similar to the winter delight I tried to make two years ago (the last time we got a heavy snowfall): maple sugar candy. But . . . it was an epic fail. The hot syrup just melted into the snow instead of hardening like it should’ve, so I got a sweet brown slush and no taffy candy. My sibs still enjoyed it, though, and the incident prompted a new story I posted on my blog back in January of 2019.

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  2. Ahhhh, I miss all of this!! I moved from a climate where we got the most wonderful winter wonderlands to one that …just rains all winter. Yuck. I have to add, if you’ve not had to shave the most intricate frost off the inside of your car’s windshield, you’re doing winter right =)

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  3. It’s been years since I’ve seen Moody Institute’s old science videos, but I love them!! (And the snow one was one of my favorites. 😊)
    I gave up snowball fights years ago when my brothers started packing ’em the size of basketballs. (No kidding!) Besides, I always lost. We also used to make “snow monuments” by packing snow into old totes to make snow bricks. Once we built the monument, we’d write an inscription on it. That was always fun!
    SNOWY PINES!! *all the hearts* If there’s one reason winter is my favorite season, it’s the snowy pines. (Well, other than Christmas…)

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