Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best - 2010" List

February 20th, 2010
The Chicago Public Library recently published its "Best of the Best 2010" list - and The Story of Snow is on it! The library describes the list as including books that are "some of the very best published for kids in 2009." You can see the whole list… more »

More Snowflake Photographs with Classifications

February 17th, 2010
I found Jon's post regarding the Magono-Lee Snow Crystal classification system to be quite interesting. ¬†Here are some more shots from Monday night - I'll see if I can classify them... something tells me that will be more difficult than it sounds. Let's… more »

Three From This Evening

February 15th, 2010
A gentle snow has been falling this evening. Here are some snowflake photos, more will be coming: Click for larger images. - Mark more »

Another Snow Crystal

February 14th, 2010
Here's another snow crystal from¬† last week's shoot - As always, click the image for a larger view. - Mark more »

Two Snow Crystals and a Review

February 10th, 2010
Yesterday' snow fizzled by midnight, and the show smiled upon us here in Michigan this morning. On the news I hear about the blizzard in the mid Atlantic, but up here in the snow belt all is calm. Here's another snow crystal from yesterday's storm -… more »

It Snowed Today

February 9th, 2010
It snowed today. It's snowing now. At first the snow was hard and driving, wet and clumping. Now the snow is dry and dusty, tiny and incomplete. But between those things it breifly fell, small and well formed, tiny dots just a millimeter or so across.… more »

Blue Ribbon From BCCB

January 28th, 2010
The Story of Snow has been awarded a 2009 Blue Ribbon from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books! You can see all the details here: http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/blue09.html - Mark more »

Snow at last!

January 27th, 2010
A light snow has been falling for the last few days. It's not been much. I look out my window at the lawn mowed last fall, and green tips of grass blades poke out of the snow. On the internet I see the lake effect snow bands playing out to the north,… more »