Winter blahs, cabin fever, vitamin D deficiency, and wind chill index are all negative terms used for winter. In Minnesota we take winter to a new level by throwing out terms like Winter Carnival, Ice Palace and ice sculptures. In this land of the Norsemen, our hearty people cut a hole in the ice and either jump into it after sitting in a sauna, or sit next to it with a fishing pole waiting for dinner. I guess weather is all in how we look at it.
When you live up north you find ways of enjoying it, such as turning your backyard into a hockey rink; sledding down a steep hill; blowing bubbles into the polar vortex; or curling up with a good book. If you Google “winter science experiments,” you’ll discover many ways of exploring nature in a whole new way. With sub zero temperatures, amazing things happen to bubbles that are released into that cold air. This is a fun activity for you to do with your children, get some fresh air and enjoy God’s creation. Make sure you stay bundled up while you’re trying these tests, so you don’t get frost bit.
Just think! In a few months we’ll be complaining about the rain or the water leaking in from the roof which carried too much snow. God gives us our environment as a blessing. Whether we’re happy with it has nothing to do with the gift. We had the opportunity for perfection, but that opportunity was blown when Adam and Eve let their guard down and believed the lies of the devil. It ain’t perfect, but we do have the God given talents to make the best of it. God provides the beauty and the elements.