On a snowy night, soldier St. Martin of Tours stopped to help a beggar on the side of a road. He took off his military cloak, cut it in half with a sword, and handed it to the other man so that he could be warm. He didn't think how we would explain his torn uniform the next day. He thought instead about the needs of another person.
I like to think about this saint whenever I think about snow, my favorite weather, and winter, my favorite season. But what if climate warming leads to less snow? I made a few graphics about snow and climate warming.
Image Credits for Photos below: "Snow field #1" by akk_rus is licensed under CC BY 2.0
"Snow bank in blizzard" by cambridgebayweather is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
"File:Lemming à collerette du Labrador ou lemming d'Ungava.jpg" by FABRICE SIMON is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
"Snow Field" by Al-fresco is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
I'm Sherry Weaver Smith, author of The Wolf and the Shield: An Adventure with Saint Patrick. I like to have adventures in getting outside in nature, crafting, and cooking as I explore our Catholic faith with my daughter. We want to be inspired by the saints!