Category: "Snow in popular culture"

Bad Snow, Part II, and Some History

December 11th, 2017
The recent post about bad snow (see new emblem at bottom) reminded me of an old image that often pops up in historical descriptions about snow. The date was 1555 and Olaus Magnus, an archbishop in Sweden, just published "Description of the Northern… more »

Bad Snow

November 28th, 2017
This post is about the misrepresenting of snow crystals in public, not about misbehaving crystals and not about snow that has gotten dirty. No doubt you've seen it, the Christmas card with four-pointed "snow" falling, or the sweater with an… more »