Wednesday, November 11

Beauty in Snowflakes

Where I come from, it doesn't snow. I have never seen or touched real snow. But I always find it very fascinating when I think about some facts about snowflakes.

image belongs to CaptPiper here

1. No two snowflakes are alike.
2. All snowflakes have six sides.
3. Snowflakes are formed from water vapor accumulated in clouds.

Wilson Bentley (a farmer!) was recorded to be the first man to actually photograph and record snowflake patterns. In his words,

"Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind," (from sixwise.com)
Isn't it amazing that God creates such beautiful things with such details? I find it simply breathtaking!

Snow is commonly related to Christmas, i guess, but I think there's more to it than that. I suppose that everything God created, He made it as a reminder of His goodness to us. When I think about snow, I remember that as much precision and detail was also put into creating each one of us, and there will be no two persons that are exactly alike. Also, it reminds me of His gift of Love, which makes us "whiter than the snow".

So, this Christmas, I am very much inspired by snowflakes, and will try to make at least some snow in Malaysia, if not Kuala Lumpur! (hehehe secret project unveiling soon! =] )

In the mean time, you can learn more about snowflakes here.



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