We awoke to a beautiful 1.7 inches of snow here in northeast Oldham County, as measured on the railing of our back deck.

My experiment with a ruler mounted on a snowboard for measuring snow is a success in that I found out its deficiencies. The photo above shows the problem. Snow tends to pile up against the ruler like a mini snowdrift. It causes unevenness, similar to the meniscus that forms at the top of a liquid in a tube.

So, I’m back to taking a short trek outside to measure snow depth by hand.

Art (below) Sophus Jacobsen (Norwegian, 1833-1912), Snowy Churchyard
Quote Of The Day – provided by Tom Brown,

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid.”

Frederich Buecher