Feigning a winter wonderland. According to a recent article in the New York Times, there's a trend towards people making their own snow so that their kids can make snowmen—since temperate winters have meant little to no snow in many parts of the country.
Well, we admit we're from California and usually only see snow when we head to the mountains for the weekend, but doesn't this seem just a little strange to anyone else?
As the Times article says, "As global warming continues to wreak havoc with the weather, snowmakers impose a nostalgic order — albeit one that does nothing to help the situation, since snowmaking runs on electricity (and water, of course, one and a half to six gallons a minute, depending on the size of the machine). "
But maybe we're just being grinches and making a mountain out of a snow mound, so to speak. What do other people think?