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Memories of Snow

Our friend Brenda Arledge has once again given us a 45th prompt, which is “snowflake”.

I appreciate the time she spends reading our poems and featuring some of them in her article.

The simplest type of snowflake is a tiny hexagonal plate called diamond dust. There are seven principal snow crystal types: plates, stellar crystals, columns, needles, spatial dendrites, capped columns and irregular forms. I don’t understand how snowflakes actually form, but I do know that no two snowflakes are alike. What I remember is that sometimes the snow seemed very fluffy, which was my favorite type.

I grew up in Ohio, and there is always a lot of snow in winter. I remember walking a few blocks home from my girlfriend’s house one time when it was 19 degrees below zero. I also remember it taking 6 hours for me to get home from work one evening when we had a blizzard.

However, the first snow of the year always seemed kind of magical as the snow lies on the branches of the trees and is not yet dirty from cars driving in the streets. I would always like to take a walk in the early evening during the first snowfall. We always wanted a white Christmas. We got fresh snow and made snow cream sometimes. I remember shoveling off the sidewalks too.

As a child we went sledding, built snowmen and had snowball fights. It was so much fun. Of course, we dressed warm, wearing boots and gloves too. When I married and had children they also liked the snow. I remember putting on their snowsuits, hats, gloves, boots and a scarf. They would head to the back yard. Then, sometimes one would come back and say they needed to go potty. LOL! I would have to take all that warm clothing off of them, which takes several minutes. That was a bit frustrating, but you learn to make sure they go to the bathroom before you even begin to put on their warm clothing. I have many good memories about times in the snow.


Acrostic Poem

Snowflake is a single ice crystal

New snowfalls a magic wonderland

Outerwear garments are a must

Wonderful fun building a snowman

Fun with laughter sliding on a sled

Looking at snow layered on a tree

Always making snow ice cream

Keeping safe to prevent a fall

Every snowflake is truly unique

Pixie Lott - Catching Snowflakes



Snow will fall in winter months

Winter clothes are always a must

Snow will fall more than once

Gloves and boots we will trust

Children frolic all day in snow

Snowball fights are really fun

Snow men are build for show

It is so cold even in the sun

Mothers dress children so warm

Boots are on so they run outside

Minutes later they return and squirm

Mommy, Mommy ‘potty’ they cried

A new snow arrives in its beauty

Shoveling the sidewalk is a must

According to mom it was my duty

Finishing the job then a wind gust

How Do Snowflakes Form?

© 2022 Pamela Oglesby

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