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Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Feb 3, 2013 9:19:17 GMT -6
03 Feb 2013
I remember, when I was a kid of about five, Mom told me to put on my jacket and gloves and come outside with her on a winter's snowy afternoon. She put out her black gloved hand and allowed snowflakes to settle on her palm. She then said to look at all the different shapes that snow makes...and no two are exactly alike. We spent a few minutes just looking and talking about the snow and went inside to warm up.
I have always fondly remembered that time with Mom.
This Sunday morning, nice fluffy snowflakes were falling...and I noticed on my car window, that I was getting nice crystalline structure before they melted away.
When I had the moment, I took some shots of the flakes on a cold railing...
Amazing that the freezing process around a dust particle creates such beautiful shapes of different forms.
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