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i heart snowflakes

Claire HansenComment
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Indulging in the bountiful back-lit images in the land of pinterest I stumbled across extraordinarily beautiful 1865 plates of individual snowflakes.   William Bentley said after 50 years of observing millions of snowflakes, “Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost.” I am happy to report that these designs are not lost because someone painstakingly examined this select group of snowflakes under a microscope, drew them and then created illustrative plates.  I am so in love with them that I used their glory to create these and many more magical large fridge magnets.