Snowflake on a spider web


I went for a jog through the woods yesterday, in spite of the fact that it was deer season and I don’t own any blaze orange, hoping no one would mistake me for a white-tail.

When I got to the trail by the river I slowed down and walked, and nearly ran into a large snowflake suspended in midair. It was cold and gray and windy, and the snowflake was just hanging there on what I guessed was a strand of spider web, even though I couldn’t see it. It was a big fat snowflake, about an eight of an inch, mostly symmetrical but with an extra blob on one of its arms.

I thought about all the things that would need to happen to bring that snowflake to my attention, and it seemed like a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence, so I ran home to get my camera, then drove the pickup through the fields to get back faster.

Alas, it was gone, so I have no picture for you. Instead, I’ll give you a picture of all my neighbors, who got together to celebrate my brother Jeff’s election to the Milaca School Board.

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2 thoughts on “Snowflake on a spider web

  1. Now that’s something–a once-in-a-lifetime coincidence to find all these interesting people trapped in midair on the strand of a spiderweb, where there had been merely a snowflake moments before. That should be on the front page of the paper!

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