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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ice Flowers

I'll tell you more later... but isn't this lovely? It's a photograph of a snowflake, taken in 1905.

A winter's gift for you. Stay warm and cozy and I'll catch you later.

Sweet dreams.



Anonymous December 23, 2008 at 8:56 PM  

Wow, it's amazing...

My Castle in Spain December 24, 2008 at 5:04 AM  

i've never seen a more beautiful snowflake...
you too, dear J, stay warm and cozy...

Yoli December 24, 2008 at 6:10 AM  

Que lindo!

Kath December 24, 2008 at 6:48 AM  

Merry Christmas my friend.

Anonymous December 24, 2008 at 7:26 AM  

That can't be a real snowflake. Can it? It looks glass to me. Either way it looks amazing. Great Blog... you have a new follower all the way from Austin TX.

Cynthia December 24, 2008 at 8:01 AM  

What a beautiful present! Thank you for the magic of a saved snowflake.

Gabby December 24, 2008 at 8:32 AM  

How can something frosty make your heart melt? Check these out, too: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/photos/photos.htm

Gabby December 24, 2008 at 8:34 AM  


Christina December 24, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

It really is, very beautiful!

; )

Betsy December 24, 2008 at 4:30 PM  

I blogged about Wilson Bentley's amazing snowflake photographs the other day! Great minds must think alike! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog...through blogs of note!

dutchbaby December 24, 2008 at 8:40 PM  

"Snowflake Bentley" was one of our favorite books when the kids were little. Perfect time to post this!

tangobaby December 26, 2008 at 12:02 PM  

Hi carol,

I can't decide if it's that a snowflake itself is amazing, or that I'm looking at a snowflake that lived for a brief moment over a century ago.

I think it's both.

@My Castle in Spain: I will if you will, dear Lala. Sadly, the snowflakes I will see in San Francisco are only in a photograph!

@Yoli: Gracias!

@Kath: Happy holidays, my dear VP. I hope you are staying warm up there in the Great White North.

@unitqm: It is a real snowflake, and I think the medium of photography at the time makes this photo look like a beautiful illustration. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I am glad you're here!

@Cynthia: I will try to share some more wonderful photos from this exhibit. I'm glad there's a way to capture a snowflake, since there are so many of us who never get to see them in reality.

@Gabby: Wow! That's beautiful! Thank you.

@Christina: Someday I know you'll take a photo of a snowflake that puts all of the other snowflakes to shame!

@Betsy: did you really? I will come over to see what you've written. Thanks so much for finding me. I'm glad for your visit.

@dutchbaby: I am just amazed at these images he took. And devoted his life to them. Just pure gorgeousness.

Relyn December 31, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

I know. I know. I do a series oflessons using Snowflake Bentley every January.