from the north country: Five Green Acres

January 26th, 2011

The snow fell off our windows and into the air.

I almost remember the first time I witnessed snowflakes like this, witnessed for the first time the pointy hex-sided flakes that perfectly resembled the shapes we cut from white circles in school.  Up to that very moment, I had thought the real flakes were too small to see with my own eyes, had thought that only a microscope would reveal the magnificent crystalline forms. How wonderful to find I was wrong.

Today’s snow is just a dusting, a light cleansing snow to softly cover up the stale, dirty snow beneath and give a fresh start to the winter-in-progress.  It’s a whisper, and a lovely one at that, reminding us that we’re here in Wisconsin and not, in fact, in Hawaii.  I hadn’t forgotten.


Five Green Acres is the homestead of Mary Jo, her family, and a revolving cast of chickens, sheep, and various other riffraff.  You’ll find her there reporting live on their adventures – crafty, agricultural, or otherwise.  Stop in for a visit:

18 Responses to from the north country: Five Green Acres

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  2. Chris says:

    I am in disbelief that those are real snowflakes. They are incredible.

  3. Jessica says:

    Those are amazing! I will have to start examining our dustings more closely!

  4. Ashley says:

    Spectacular images! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Heather says:

    Those are beautiful. I don’t remember flakes like that when I lived in WI

  6. Oh my gosh… beYOOtiful~ I’ve only seen real snow after the fall, and here in Hawaii chances of catching just a dusting are close to nil. I am amazed, thank you for sharing!

  7. Katie says:

    That is truly amazing and so, so beautiful. I have never seen snowflakes like that before.

  8. Zooming in, zooming in, can’t believe it, beautiful…

  9. Kuky says:

    Thank you for sharing. I didn’t know real snowflakes were like this. I too thought that was under a microscope.

  10. Maker Mama says:

    wow! i haven’t seen snow since i was a little girl and i never knew it could actually look like that! thanks for sharing!

  11. Wendy says:

    I am absolutely amazed at just how wonderful those snowflakes are! I lived in the North East for many years and never remember having seen anything so spectacular! Thank you for sharing these wonderful images!

  12. Denise says:

    We often look out and watch the beautiful snowfall. Its so calming. I have been following your blog for about a month now and just found out that I live 3 hours north of you!

  13. .amanda. says:

    that is truly breath taking…I wish I was there to see them too!

  14. Sally says:

    This is amazing, I am going to have to link to you on my blog I MUST SHARE!

  15. oonaballoona says:

    east coaster pretty much all my life, and i had no idea snow could look like this! makes it easier to tromp out in the dumpage all over NYC today…

  16. Jenn says:

    wow! Those are the most amazing snowflakes! I’m a northeast girl, but I’ve never seen flakes like that here!