Central Siberian Yupik has 40 such terms [words for snow], while the Inuit dialect spoken in Canada’s Nunavik region has at least 53, including “matsaaruti,” for wet snow that can be used to ice a sleigh’s runners, and “pukak,” for the crystalline powder snow that looks like salt.According to the Post article, "aqilokoq" is the word for "softly falling snow," which is what we enjoyed last night. This is the kind of snow that hugs the tree branches, and today we enjoyed a beautiful, sunny, snow-covered world.
|In the park, midday|
|Our house, dwarfed by snow-laden trees|
|On our walk, wild-looking trees and sky - suggesting
that Michigan weather really does change every 5 minutes
|Branches and blue sky|