Buck-up you whiners and complainers, we live in Ohio! Ohio gets snow, and cold, and cold snow. So snap-out-of-it and go visit the wonders that may be hiding in your own back yards!
|Snow rollers! the coolest thing to blow into town.|
Next thing you know, it is a virtual snow-man factory! Lots of postings in the news and web if you want to know more of the science behind this phenomenon. Google round a bit, OK? Here is an explanation by my friend, Deb Marsh at Around the Bend Ohio or Jim McCormac's take on the event at : http://jimmccormac.blogspot.com/2014/01/snow-rollers-snow-rollers.html. Very cool, indeed.
|Corn-fed Snow Buntings the field next door.|
Snow Buntings are birds from the high arctic, and like Snowy Owls, we seem to have more than usual number visiting Ohio this year. Crawford County is over-run with them! It is a great honor to have them in our neighborhood, keeping company with the local Horned Larks.
If you haven't the chance to experience Snow Buntings in your own backyard, here is a little video for you. Yes, it is windy, and about -3 degrees. Aren't you glad you can watch this from the comfort of your home?
Bottom line, quit complaining about the cold and get out there and experience winter! Besides, some of the best things can be experienced from inside your heated car.