Filed under: blizzard, cold, Corn Stove, Farm, Minnesota, School bus, snow, travel, weather, winter, wood heat
My morning bus route means I’m up well before sunrise. I check out the corns stove in the basement, have breakfast, then head out the door. On the way to the shop I stop to check out the wood boiler, rake coals to the front and add enough wood to keep the stove going until I get home.
When I looked west through the trees it looked like a car was sitting there shining their lights on the field. When I drove out to the highway I realized that it was the moon shining on the polished snow surface.
Our storm of monday and tuesday did not come with much snow, but the snow we did get polished the ice on top of our snow covered fields. Except in areas where new snow was blown, the snow has been polished into a reflective layer. The sunshine or moon glow is reflected back from all over. It really is an amazing sight.