Saturday, February 12, 2011

Moon of the Pop Corn Snow

  The pre-Iroquoian Boe-Gae people of the Finger Lakes had a weather-related name for every month of the year....and  for them, January was the month of the Pop Corn Snow.
    This year the Pop Corn came, as it always does, with a dramatic cold front freeziing the air itself  and suffusing everything  with an intense, crystal light.  Such light, so in advance of the temperatures  and in conjunction with the full moon, confused the chickens of Dog's Plot, and severely aggravated Uncle Thread Bear's fly fishing fever.
    Davey Weathercock and Olive the Weather Hen reporting:  

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