Monday, December 10, 2007

Snowflakes .........


From the earliest memories of our childhood, many of us can remember hearing the phrase "no two snowflakes are alike". This discovery was made in the small rural town of Jericho, Vermont by Wilson A. Bentley (1865-1931).


A self educated farmer, Bentley attracted world attention with his pioneering work in the area of photomicrography, most notably his extensive work with snow crystals (commonly known as snowflakes). By adapting a microscope to a bellows camera, and years of trial and error, he became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal in 1885.


He would go on to capture more than 5000 snowflakes during his lifetime, not finding any two alike. His snow crystal photomicrographs were acquired by colleges and universities throughout the world and he published many articles for magazines and journals including, Scientific American and National Geographic.


In 1931 his book "Snow Crystals", containing more than 2400 snow crystal images, was published by McGraw-Hill but has long been out of print. A soft cover copy, identical in all respects, can be obtained today from Dover Publications, Inc.. On December 23, 1931, Bentley died at the family farmhouse in Jericho. Because of his wonderful work with snow crystals, he became affectionately known as "Snowflake" Bentley.


Here is a sweet childrens story on Snowflake Bentley..

Hey,wanna make a snowflake like we did here below ???

Visit this site and add yours to the many other thousands created by people.

and here too .....

I created this one


The snow has come upon us early here in the Northwest. The kids have been playing in it.. then it melted away. But... it snowed again over the weekend.. I think we're going to get hit alot more this Winter.

My son had a chance to go out and capture this really cool image of a snowflakes falling. I looked at it in awe and admiration in the Lord. I was utterly speechless.

Photo by: Vince


And.. look at this !!!! A snowflake with a cross in it !!!
Now that is amazing !!!

Here are some other links with some fun to do Snowflake projects !!!!

Enjoy !!!!

Catch a real Snowflake and keep it !!!
Link here below:

Have Fun !!!!

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