Onion Snow

Judy Glattstein jgglatt@gmail.com
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:33:47 PST
Usually described as a light, late snowfall at winter's end.

“*Onion snow*” is a term particular to the state of Pennsylvania 
originated by the Pennsylvania Dutch culture and language, and refers to 
a snowfall that occurs after the spring *onions* have been planted, and 
comes right as they are sprouting.

So, much as I would like to hope so, Saturday won't be it. But - tah 
dah! - sap is rising and maple trees are now being tapped. That's 

Judy in New Jersey where bulbs have not yet made an appearance outdoors, 
while "across the pond" folks say the snowdrops are about done.
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