Saturday, February 16, 2008

Another winter post: snowflakes

I'll put up some spring photos in a moment, but I wanted to post this perfect snowflake I caught on Saul's scarf when we were in Lake Tahoe a few weekends ago. What an amazing way to learn about crystalline structure. I'd almost forgotten that snowflakes really exist, rather than just being an abstracted representation of snow, cut out of paper. Pretty rad!

In doing a little bit of research, I found out that, despite the old wives tale, two snowflakes can be alike, and in fact two identical snowflakes were found in 1988 (ok, so it's not very common).

1 comment:

light touch said...

oh my god! i've never seen a real snow flake before.