What Do You See?

Snowflakes and ice formations are prevalent this time of the year in Minnesota.  Last evening we had frigid negative temperatures – yet again, giving us record breaking temperatures for this month of December. This morning I am viewing blowing snow as I open my window blinds.

 It reminds of a quote by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

 “The question is not what you look at but how you see it”   

Do I see cold snow with frosty ice on my glass window panes and shiver or do I see a fascinating variety of ice crystal lines just waiting for my camera to capture the hidden beauty within them …

Depending on weather conditions, snowflakes can go into slender needles, thick columns, multi-shaped stars or countless other intriguing and intricate shapes, leading to the popular expression that “no two are alike”.   It is very unlikely for any two randomly selected snowflakes to appear exactly alike due to the many changes in temperature and humidity the crystal experiences during its fall to earth.

Until next time with more Sweet Conclusions – enjoy the beauty!

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6 Responses

  1. Maggie

    Love the beauty of a snowflake! Happy New Year – take care – enjoy your posts for 2013 and looking forward to more in 2014!

  2. Kathryn

    Last year we had a few snowflakes in The Woodlands. I enjoyed watching it snow in Chicago during Thanksgiving week. Maybe we will have a few snowflakes here in 2014. If not, I will just continue to enjoy YOUR snowflakes.

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