“No Two Snowflakes are Alike”

It is snowing in Buck’s County this evening.  Snow always reminds me of Snowflake Bentley.  Have you heard of him?  Wilson A. Bentley was a self-eduated farmer who lived in Vermont from 1865 to 1931.  He is known for photographing snowflakes and working diligently to prove that “no two snowflakes are alike”.  In 1931 he published his book “Snow Crystals” which contained more than 2400 snowflake images.  Keep in mind, this was not the digital era of photography.  He had to go to great lengths to photograph snowflakes.  He stood in the cold of the barn on his family farm night after night to catch snowflakes.  One ever so tiny false move and the snowflake would vanish and the opportunity to capture it would disappear.  I cannot imagine his frustration, passion, and dedication.  To learn more about Snowflake Bentley, visit: http://snowflakebentley.com/bio.htm.  In addition, Jacqueline Briggs Martin wrote a children’s book about Snowflake Bentley.  It is a fabulous, heartwarming story that I encourage you to purchase or rent from your local library this winter.  Curl up on the sofa in front of a warm fire and read it to your children all snuggled under warm blankets with mugs of hot cocoa in their little hands.  To learn more about “Snowflake Bentley” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin, visit: http://www.amazon.com/Snowflake-Bentley-Jacqueline-Briggs-Martin/dp/0547248296/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328755596&sr=8-1.  I know you and your children will love it!

Tonight’s images are shots I took while shuttling the kids around this evening.

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