Although it’s a little late to be looking for signs that mean “Snow is coming!” (since it has already appeared as predicted this morning!), I found an interesting list of “signs of snow” on the internet today. In an effort to maintain a lighthearted attitude toward a beautiful but difficult reality that will now likely be with us for several months in this area of our country, I choose to share what I learned.
Seven natural signs of snow:
- in the Alpes, big flowers are usually good signs.
- In Scotland, the locals observe snowberries bushes.
- In France, snow cover can be predicted by the thickness of onion skins.
- Ants are the main winter weather predictors on Ischgl, Austria.
- In Italy, it’s the bees that are closely observed.
- Flying creatures are monitored by the local ski patrol in Aspen, Colorado. (especially Black Rosy-Finches)
- The First Nations aboriginal people in Canada observe the coats of their horses who shed their summer coats and grow a new winter coat in the autumn.
If it’s snow-time in your neighborhood, give thanks for the beauty, bundle up and be careful out there!