Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Snowing like a pillow fight

Weatherdudes and weatherdolls across the eastern U.S. are smacking their smug little lips in satisfaction this morning at their accurate predictions of a big snow dump overnight. It’s only the second substantial snow we’ve had this winter; the other happened while I was out of town.

Incredibly, there was lightning and thunder with this storm. I woke to it and watched it for a while out the window—lightning reflected by this much powdered ice is luminescent and primeval.

This is what it looks like now in my back garden in Astoria, Queens, New York City. Click for a bigger picture. It’s hard to tell, but at 9 a.m., it’s still snowing.

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Grant Barrett