Abominable Snow Blogger and Flakes

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Sherry,Weather

I often say that I should be a farmer’s wife in the snow country because that is where I would feel most in my element. So even when I see one flake of snow, my heart goes pitter patter in anticipation and excitement!

A snowflake is a conglomeration of frozen ice crystals that eventually fall through the Earth’s atmosphere and land pleasantly on the ground, trees and rooftops. Small snow crystals and nano-snowflakes can look alike, however, it is true that larger, more complex snowflakes do not look alike because they form at different rates and in different patterns based on the temperature and humidity changes during it’s formation.

I have found and voraciously read a beautiful site called Snowflake.com. I highly suggest that you visit to see closeup photos of snowflakes,learn cool facts about snowflakes and watch all the snowflake movies!!! These movies show the formation of a snowflake in a matter of seconds and it is just too cool!

These closeup photos are magnificent!


I also found Make-a-Flake where I created my own snowflake which was not only very fun, but my flake was numbered. I’m so special.

my snowflake

For a modern and animated snowflake, I created a masterpiece at Create Your Own Snowflake. This would be great for children too. My daughter really got a kick out of it.

With the recent snow, I have been in heaven. Today when the sun was just about to set, we bundled up and went outside to take a few pictures in the snow. Of course, Alyssa is too glamorous and cool to bundle up much and poor Bella started whining because she was cold, but they made such a beautiful pair.

Alyssa and Bella in the snow

Then it was my turn (that is Granny if you are talking to Bella) to have my picture taken. So I took Bella, put her inside my warm coat and we tried to smile without having our faces crack in the cold. The sweet puppy stopped shivering because Granny knows how to bundle up properly!

The Redhead Riter and Bella in the snow

Yeah, I heard you laughing! Well, all I can say is that I was warm and so was Bella!


The Redhead Riter

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TJ December 28, 2010 at 8:07 am

Gosh you are both so beautiful, did I really have anything to do with it? Hard to believe when I look at the two of you



2 Kat from California December 28, 2010 at 8:26 am

You look mysterious in that picture. It's a great composition and poor itty bitty Bella would need extra heat. Happy New Years



3 Cathy Kennedy December 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Snowflakes are beautiful curious creations from God. I believe He did this to mystify us and to make us think beyond science. The Creator did these things for our enjoyment. Just look at these pictures of the individual snowflakes! I mean, they look like precious crystal jewels – no two exact. I love this! Thanks for delighting our senses today, Sherry!


4 Cathy Kennedy December 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I wanted you to know that I linked your post on my blog for others to check out. This is a really fun post!



5 Teresha@Marlie and Me December 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm

cyber Snowflakes are beautiful. I must say you and Alyssa have amazing cheekbones!


6 Paula December 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

All three of you look gorgeous….


7 Adrienne December 29, 2010 at 2:20 am

Oh so jealous! I'm in FL, and there's no chance of snow. My son would love these sites you mentioned. I will have to check them out.


8 Bev December 30, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Adorable…all three of you. Loved the snowflakes also.


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