December 29, 2015 7:54am CST
Have you ever noticed how, on a snowy night, it doesn't seem as dark? That's because snowflakes reflect what little light there is, be it from a streetlight or from a full moon hiding behind the clouds. A solid mass of snow magnifies that effect, so that what appear to be the first signs of daylight are actually the snow only making it seem that way. I woke up around 4 this morning and thought it was almost 7. That's because it had been snowing for awhile, and the snow was refracting the light from the security lamps. Another effect that snow has is to soften and muffle sound. I could tell it was snowing early this morning just by how quiet it was. Snow quiets the sound of tires on asphalt and the sound of wind blowing through the trees. Have you ever heard snow falling on dry leaves that never fell from the trees? I have. As much as many people hate winter, it really can be a magical time. (Public Domain Image)
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29 Dec 15
I loved reading this because I agree with you 100%. Snow does muffle sound, I didn't even hear the snow plow come through during the night, and the soft light scene always makes me happy, not so much when I have to drive in it, but just looking is joyful.