February 24, 2021

The Last Snow Showers of February

In New York City, February 2021 is now the eight snowiest February on record. Although temperatures are much higher this week - high 30s to mid 40s, there is still a lot of snow and ice left by the month's winter storms.

I've shared many photos of the white fluff across my farm's landscape, but the most beautiful are those images which capture the snow stuck to all the trees, shrubs, fences, and other surfaces. This happens when the temperature is slightly warmer than freezing, which is 32-degrees Fahrenheit or zero-degrees Celsius. The snowflakes melt around the edges and stick together to become big, heavy flakes. Many of us are ready for spring and warmer weather, but the most recent snow showers left the farm looking like another world - just gorgeous.

Enjoy these photos.