Crack goes the lightning, boom goes the thunder, patter goes the rain, whoosh goes the snow, and whistle goes the wind. These are all elements of weather. Two of the most interesting elements are snow and rain. They are both different in appearance and how we interact with them, but they both have similar personalities.
Rain and snow have different appearances. Rain is clear like a sparkling window, while snow is as white as my grandmother’s hair. Rain is also a runny liquid that absorbs into the ground as it hits the earth’s surface. On the other hand, snow is a solid that piles up on the ground creating a thick, white blanket. Rain is also a small oval shape as it comes falling rapidly down from the sky. Snow is a crystal star-shape that looks as beautiful as a diamond gleaming in the bright sun as it slowly drifts from the sky.
Not only are they different in appearance, but we also interact with them differently. Snow can be used to build forts, go sledding, or have snowball fights. It can also create a snow-day from school when the drifts pile up and block the roads. All kids love it when this happens. We can stay home and play in the fluffy, freshly laid snow. Rain may cause you to stay inside and watch television on a dull day, while crops and gardens are being watered. This can get really boring, especially when there is nothing to do inside. However, you could go outside and get soaked while you splash around in the water like a duck. This can make great entertainment, especially if it is muddy. Then you can get as dirty as a pig as you splash around.
Even though there are differences in their appearance and how we interact with them, there are also similarities. Both snow and rain are similar in personality. Rain and snow can both have nasty results. Heavy rain pelts the ground causing floods to form and destroy property. It also laughs in our faces as it tries to pull us away in a giant tidal wave. Snow likes to pile up in giant drifts so large that you cannot leave your house. It likes to make the roads so slick that it causes your car to slide off the road, as if it is on an ice rink. The final thing it likes to do is freeze you like an ice sickle while you walk to your car or house with its arctic winds.
Then it tips you over with one large gust shattering you into a billion pieces. Both rain and snow are also both very annoying. They refuse to let up as you scream at them to stop, while they pelt your face trying to torment you while making you angrier and angrier. On the other hand, when you do want it to snow or rain, it doesn’t. They like to disappoint you when you pray for a snow day or for your practice to get canceled. They only sprinkle or snow just enough to get the ground wet.
Rain and snow make our lives interesting. There are both differences and similarities between them. They are different in appearance and in how we interact with them, yet have similar personalities. These are the reasons why rain and snow are similar, yet so different.