Wednesday, December 31, 2008


A student told me that in the Dakotas, this combination of dirt and snow is called "Snirt."

Once you get past the ick factor, the snirt can be rather beautiful.

These photos were snapped Monday, near the fancy brown health club.

Today, the world has a dusting of brand-new powdered-sugar snow - just in time for the new year.


Of course New York City has to outdo Chicago. Again. This snirt mountain near the main library was snapped by Catesey, also on Monday:

1 comment:

  1. I'm no globe-trotter but I'd be willing to bet that Chicago is the World Capital of Snirt. It seems to be a permanent and ineradicable part of Winter in the City.