{The Dig} Snowflakes in Macro

by kate on December 16, 2011

Here we are; at the last weekend before Christmas! I’m heading to the east coast next week to spend the holidays with my family, and I’m desperately hoping for some snow while I’m there—for the beauty of it, of course, but also because I’d like to test my camera’s macro lens on a few fallen flakes of my own. That every snowflake is unique and special is something I’ve known since I was little—isn’t it a required lesson in kindergarten or something? But I don’t think the scientific and cosmic implications of that fact really sunk in for me until now, looking at these incredible images.

I feel thankful not only for the knowledge of the awesome beauty that exists in the world, but also for the technology that humans have created to observe our environment, and how accessible it has become. Looking at these images, I feel very lucky to be here, in the time that I am, seeing snowflakes in all their stunning detail. Happy holidays everyone! Have a great weekend.

{Snowflake images above by ChaoticMind75 and Xerxia, found via Flickr}

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