Friday, February 16, 2007
New England Weather
We had a doozy of a storm on Wednesday. It was overdue, though. By February we've usually had at least one or two. Sitting at home, wrapped up in sweaters and an afghan, with the wail of the wind in my ears, I started to think about New England weather. Of course, we have many books covering this topic, these are just a few:
New England's Disastrous Weather. [974 NEW]
Tougias, Michael. The Blizzard of '78. [551.555 TOU]
Zielinski, Gregory A. New England Weather, New England Climate. [551.6974 ZIE]
One rather eccentric New Englander comes to mind when I think about snowy weather--W. A. Bentley, affectionately known as "Snowflake Bentley." The library has Bentley's book of snowflake photos, Snow Crystals [551.57]. It is not to be missed, nor is the website, www.snowcrystals.com, which has several galleries of snow crystal photos in color.
The next time you have a snow day, and the kids are stuck indoors, try making paper snowflakes. It's a fun craft idea that requires a minimum of materials.
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 12:26 PM