Thursday, November 16, 2006
The Snowflake Man
"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."
Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley 1925
I looked at a lot of snowflake pictures while I was planning this years Christmas Love Box. My favorites were taken by Wilson Bentley who was passionate about the beauty of snowflakes. His pioneering work in photomicrography has left a treasure.
Go to this site and give yourself a treat. Look at each photo enlarged. They are breathtaking! These pictures and the story of Snowflake Bentley would make a wonderful show-n-tell for anyone who needs one.
Next time you happen to be out in a storm remember that this is the grace and the beauty crowning your head, and you will feel like a princess.
Best Wishes... Tiffany