Archive for 2 February 14

the scream

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This snow man reminds me for some reason of Edvard Munch’s painting.


Today’s Phenological note:

White cows are difficult to see this month, as the fields where they tend to lurk can often be covered with frozen precipitation known as snow. This protective coloration is rendered more effective when the snow is actively precipitating from the sky, rendering the white cows practically invisible. No one can say with any certainty what the cows are actually doing out there in the fields as the snow falls, and this can lead to some unpleasant discoveries in the spring, when the snow usually reverts to a liquid, sinking thence into the earth. You may notice that many farmers seem to prefer cows that are brown or reddish in color, as they are easier to keep track of during this time of the year.