She and her granddaughter spent time creating pottery pieces together at a local studio.
As her granddaughter tackled the pieces of her choice, our friend chose to create
and paint her own pieces. She carefully and painstakingly created these beautifully
done, unique snowflake designs for her friends. She explained that she did them
for us, because each one of us is uniquely created, and each one adds different
aspects to her life. The lovely painted piece sits on my kitchen shelf, and serves as
a reminder of her thoughtfulness and artistic skills, done with love for each of
Very early this morning, I captured pictures of real snowflakes outside my front door.
In the darkness, quietly and without fanfare they came, covering everything they
touched. I could not help but take these pictures.
In light of these tiny photographed treasures, I would love to direct you to a
most fascinating article I read lately, about snowflakes. It was written in
1925, by Wilson Bentley. You might agree with me after
reading it, that you will never look at the little ice treasures in the same
He says, "Under the microscope...every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no design
was ever repeated." One sentence, but the awesomeness of his words is totally more
than my mind can possibly comprehend. No two are the same. Just like no two
fingerprints are ever the same. Amazing!!!
He also said, "Under the microscope I found snowflakes were miracles of beauty."
You can find his story here;
Sharing a few photos from my part of the country this morning, and a
some reasons that "snowflakes" continue to leave me in awe, as they
fall around me.