"No two snowflakes are the same - and no two snowballs are different!"

The nuclei inside these little clumps of tiny ice crystals probably started out as a school of crystals floating high in the stratosphere over Siberia or Northern Canada making sundogs, haloes or `Pillars of Fire' in the sky. Eventually their nearly invisible cloud encountered the turbulent skies of early winter over Ontario. Then suddenly the crystals were sent tumbling down through warmer, moister air which covered them with luxurious coats of rain. Likely they are a form of snow called Graupel. They fell from a clear blue sky.

R.H. Packwood
Ottawa ON
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