As is well documented in this blog, I’m anxious for the snow to melt. I’m itching to get the landscaping season going and the snow is very much in the way.
So imagine my disappointment when I woke up to two inches of fresh snow that replaced some of what melted yesterday.
Forecasts had called for absolutely no snow last night around my place in St. Albans, Vermont, so I got the booby prize there.
But I made the best of the new snow. It was “sugar snow.” What that is a couple inches of wet snow that often falls at night in Vermont during March. It’s maple sugaring season now, so such a snowfall adds a little moisture for the trees to keep producing sap.
Granted, we don’t particularly need the moisture this year, but sugar snow is a tradition of sorts, so I have to accept it.
The great thing about sugar snow is it’s very pretty. It usually falls when there’s very little wind, and the wet snow clings to every last twig and cornice.
That’s what happened today. So of course I took pictures, which you see on this blog post. (You might have to scroll down after this text to see all of them)
Another good thing about sugar snow is it melts fast. It stopped snowing around 8 a.m. It’s now 10:30 a.m. and the sugar snow is melting fast under the glare of fleeting glimpses of the sun sneaking through the clouds.
The slow March melt now resumes. Until tonight, when chances are we’ll get yet another sugar snow.