These 11 Photos of Awesome Winter Phenomena Remind Us That Snow Can Be Kinda Pretty...I Guess

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With the impending return of the Polar Vortex, it's become pretty clear that this snow isn't going anywhere. Though we could sit here and complain about all the reasons why snow sucks and talk about how it's time to move somewhere warm, let's stay positive instead! Let's think of all the reasons to adore snow — such reasons exist, I swear! You have to admit, those drifts of fluffy flakes are really beautiful before you have to shovel or commute in the stuff.

Snow and ice create beautiful landscapes, crazy natural wonders, and weird weather phenomena. So pour some hot cocoa, snuggle up next to the fireplace, and soak in the beauty and wonder that is the snow.

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