And although my brain hurt just a little reading all the scientific explanations about the formation of different kinds of snow crystals (yes, I've been out of school for a loooong time) - I still found it pretty fascinating. I learned a lot!
And then yesterday I finally got this book that I've had on hold from the library for months:
So now I am excited to learn how to make paper snowflakes that actually look like real snowflakes (stellar dendrites! sectored plates! oh my!). My technique has not matured since elementary school, I think, so this should be a real improvement. (and PS, yes I know I can also find instructions for paper snowflakes online, but I do better with an actual book in my hand - it's just one of those things)
Just thought I'd share my latest attempts at appreciating what is before me. Snow, snow and more snow.
Books about snow do make me happy. Making pretty messes with paper makes me happy.
And when I'm feeling ambitious, I just might go find a magnifying glass and go out for a little field study of my own and identify some snowflakes sometime.