Backyard Almanac: something else to talk about over Thanksgiving dinner
The abrupt changes of November, the beginning of our darkest month, and - oh, yeah! - it snowed!
Photo Caption: The crystals that float down through the air unite with others, fusing to form units that cling together and take on new shapes. "A snow-covered branch becomes a single section of snow. After a while, gravity may cause this snow to sag off the branch, and observers call the pattern a 'snow rope' or 'snow snake." ~ Larry Weber