What is it about snow that captivates us so? Scientifically snow is formed when water vapor is deposited in the upper atmosphere where temps are below zero degrees and then it drops to the ground in the form of snowflakes. Those flakes get their symmetrical and hexagonal shaping while falling through the clouds. The photo below is of an actual snowflake...amazing!
This is all proven scientific fact. What no scholarly person has yet to explain to me is how those frozen ice crystals have come to represent something much greater than water, vapor and upper atmospheric happenings. We do not think of that when we watch the beautiful flakes fall. Instead, we see snowmen, holiday greetings from loved ones, Christmas trees and lots of twinkling holiday lights. Why does all that white stuff, which has no odor, invoke in us the aroma of gingerbread cookies, roast turkey, pine trees and cinnamon? So maybe a good snowfall is not such a strictly scientific occurrence after all, but a purely magical one with just a tiny bit of science sprinkled in to keep it legit. For me...I'll take the magic. Until next time...be kind and stay creative.PS...I tucked a little magic in my freezer for all of you ;-)