To every one of our readers who lives up north, we can now understand your sufferings because yesterday morning we awoke to find the ground covered in SNOW! Quite a surprise, since the weathermen have often forecasted the possibility of snow, but it had never actually happened for us this winter. [Stop laughing, we can hear you. What do you mean 1/16″ of snow doesn’t count?]
The snow became even more of a surprise when we went outside to investigate and found this mystery precipitation instead:
There was only one explanation. The prayers of children across this nation had finally been answered:
It had snowed Dippin’ Dots!!!
A car covered in The Ice Cream of the Future™ may sound like a dream come true, but Sr. Grace Marie is very particular about the car, and all that sugar didn’t sound like it could possibly be good for the paint job.
Luckily for her (though certainly a blow to the kids across San Antonio who thought school was cancelled and they could eat ice cream all day), further investigation proved it was not in fact a sugary dessert, but plain ol’ graupel.
GRAUPEL?? What’s that??
Absolutely no idea.
Mia couldn’t figure it out either, though she tried sniffing, pawing and munching her way through the strange stuff. Turns out graupel forms when super cold water droplets land and freeze on falling snowflakes. We had never heard of it, or seen it, before this morning.
Did we feel cheated to learn that not only was it not ice cream, it wasn’t even snow? Heck, yeah! And school wasn’t cancelled either.
Nevertheless, we’ll continue to enjoy our cold weather and pray for the warmth and safety of all who are dealing with the hassle of real snow this winter. May God keep you safe and sane until the spring thaw.