I recently returned from Florida where I enjoyed a wonderful vacation. I hope to share some of my favorite "things to do" in future posts but for now I will comment on my experience with Jet Blue Airlines. Although I have flown with a variety of airlines before this trip, this was my first time flying with Jet Blue, and it was definitely my favorite, roundtrip flight! With plenty of leg room, I was able to stretch out and comfortably watch 36 channels of TV while snacking on Doritos and drinking a full can of Coke. The flight was smooth and the attendants were very cordial. Jet Blue receives a 5 star rating from this little, wooden horse.
This morning I thought I would trot to the local swamp in search of some fiddlehead ferns. Instead, when I opened the barn door I was greeted by a snowstorm. Before I knew what happened, I found myself belly-deep in snow! My plans for the day had quickly changed and I was not happy! Then I remembered Gramma Mare's wise words: "Look for the good in everything and everyone. When it's dark, look for the stars. When it rains, look for the rainbow." So I took a deep breath and soon forgot about the fiddleheads. The splendor and purity of the new fallen snow surrounded me and I was enjoying it now. Then I remembered a poem written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Snow-Flakes."
As I continued to watch the snowflakes fall to the ground, I wondered how snow is made. After searching the internet, I came upon this website http://easyscienceforkids.com/how-is-snow-made/ and learned that "snow occurs when water vapors in the air freeze before they can turn into water. This happens when the temperature in the clouds is very cold. Snowflakes are made up of crystals of ice that have formed around bits of dirt in the air. The snowflakes start out very small and grow. Each snowflake is different and might contain up to 200 crystals."
Imagine that, exquisite snowflakes form around specks of dirt! Now that's a miracle!