On this gray, snow-threatened day, clumps of bright daffodils filled this narrow garden next to the porch with jaunty sunshine. Snow came and went all day long, melting even as it fell.
Later, while upstairs, I could hear it the snow plonking on the rooftop...but wait, isn't snowfall silent?
Not if it's popcorn snow!
Popcorn snow is not icy like hail. But it is round! Yet it is soft, sticky - sort of styrofoamy, even - and it bounces when it hits the ground. Or a rooftop.
In the photo above, the air is "foggy" with tiny balls of popcorn snow. The chickens have taken refuge in the block barn where they are safe and dry.
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