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Les    Posted 01-15-2004 at 03:37:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
1884, Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley of Jericho, Vermont took his first photograph of a snowflake.


KellyGa    Posted 01-15-2004 at 15:52:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just beautiful. Isn't nature wonderful? Thanks for sharing Les.


~Lenore    Posted 01-15-2004 at 07:38:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks, Les.
I knew the "no two snowflakes are alike".
I did not know about Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley.
I said I am always learning something here!
The times I have had snow down here I can count on one hand and have a finger or two left over.
So snow is a rarity in my life.


Aww...    Posted 01-15-2004 at 06:33:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are one of the 7 people that read the Historic Marker in the center of town...


Les    Posted 01-15-2004 at 10:33:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes sir,I most certainly have read it! It's right on the way to Camp Ethan Allen Training Site where we used to go twice a year for training.


Salmoneye    Posted 01-15-2004 at 11:31:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Figured that you had...

Strange how many people live around, but don't see those things though they drive by daily...

There is one around the corner from me for The Charlotte Whale...Most people never noticed it...


deadcarp    Posted 01-15-2004 at 05:57:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
i've seen them from fat, almost falling snowballs to slender brittle icy things. you can have fun going out in a flurry with a pair of gloves and magnifying glass. buck sure likes them - he swats them, eats them, lets them fall on his cheeks and everything. i think snow flakes are sure pretty, but an unlikely result of freezing water droplet. shouldn't it be kinda round and maybe have cracks thru it? then they pack into a ball like velcro! whooda thunk? :)


Patria    Posted 01-15-2004 at 05:08:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Les..
I know you might find it stupid but I thought that the snowflakes drawings and pictures on christmas cards were just a season's symbolism, until two years ago. We spent a night in the small village of Leutkirch in Germany. The morning after we were having breakfast seating close to a window when we saw some 'dust' falling down, don't know how you call the first snow of the season, you know, the first couple of minutes when the snow is falling sparingly[?]. We ran out so fast I'm not sure if we finished our breakfast. Wow, I could not believe my eyes...so christmas cards snowflakes were not the result of a graphic artist's active imagination...
Sounds childish to you? Good.:-)

Patria


thanks Les!    Posted 01-15-2004 at 04:24:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I haven't seen a snowflake since 1987, and even then none with so much detail.

Cindi


the ground    Posted 01-15-2004 at 05:14:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
is covered with the white stuff here. Serene and beautiful. After I've had my coffee, I'm going to don my crutches and take the dog out and play in it.


cowlady    Posted 01-15-2004 at 09:08:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Beautiful.


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