Say it ain’t snow

Snow coats tree branches.Snow coats tree branches.

Love it or hate it, there’s more snow on the way according to forecasters.

One pondered what exactly is in store for the region when the weather service said things could get “messy” on Wednesday.

As previously discussed, opinions on snow vary.

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A snowy scene is seen near the neighbor’s pond.

On littlethings.com, a post listed several “Benefits of snow.”

One was that snow makes you work out. This has proven to be true as extra clothing and trudging through several inches of the white stuff has one’s heart pumping. If you can stay upright, the health benefits will surely add up.

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Buford surveys a snowy scene.

While those trekking outdoors are insulating themselves against the white stuff, snow serves as an insulator for spring bulbs.

In an article titled “20 Things You Didn’t Know About… Snow” by Susan Kruglinski posted on discovermagazine.com, the author said “Freshly fallen snow is typically 90 to 95 percent air, which is what makes it such a good thermal insulator.”

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Kennedy chews on a branch.

An article titled “The Benefits of Snow” by Don Janssen posted on the University of Nebraska’s website, also touted the benefits of good snow cover.

“One major benefit of a good snow cover is snow functions as an excellent insulator of the soil. Without snow, very cold temperatures can freeze the soil deeper and deeper.

This could lead to damage of root systems of trees and shrubs,” Janssen wrote.

Snow sayings

While the snow will surely add up over the next few days, it may just be time to share some quotes on the subject.

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Snow coats trees near the neighbor’s pond.

Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. – Andy Goldsworthy

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers. – Kahlil Gibran

And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. – Roy Bean

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Snow coats trees near the neighbor’s pond.

When it snows, you have two choices; shovel or make snow angels. – Unknown

Snowflakes are like kisses sent from heaven. – Unknown

Winter lingered so long in the lap of spring that it occasioned a great deal of talk. – Bill Nye

On the trail

Wildlife in this blogger’s neighborhood preferred to stay out of sight, at least while one was out wandering.

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Six deer are seen on the trail camera.

More does appeared on the game camera and evidence that they were bedding down in the area was seen on several occasions.


A Walk in the Woods contains photos from newsroom staffer Anna Applegate’s daily jaunts around her neck of the woods. Tagging along on the treks are dogs, Buford, Sherman and Sadie, and goats, Kyle and Kennedy. Applegate manages the Good Times and can be emailed at bigdogs.thederrick@gmail.com