08 February 2012

snowflake study.

today I would like to share something which I find beautiful and inspiring.
flickr commons - smithsonian institution - snowflake study:

1890: Wilson A. Bentley attached a camera to his microscope to study snowflakes crystalline structure.
I have always found fascinating the fact that no two snowflakes are alike. before moving to Finland snow was just something extraordinary and beautiful - after two winters in Helsinki I have learnt that there are different types of snow: the one that is sticky enough to build snowmen with and the one that is so dry that you can walk into it without getting wet at all. I will be daily stepping on the white for about 5 months each year!

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  1. this is inspiring and beautiful indeed!

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    1. I knew you would have appreciated it! :-)
      actually the whole "winter wonderland" set, where the snowflakes are from, is beautiful! check it out ;-)

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  2. Yes, this is very inspiring,
    and almost difficult to believe, you must be really careful not to melt those beautiful crystals :)

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    1. we should try to make a similar study on snowflakes! :-)

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  3. affascinante davvero *-*

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  4. I miss the snow!

    We've had such a mild winter here.... :(

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    1. to be totally honest, sometimes I wish we had mild winters here too ;-)

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