So today after playing in the snow and shoveling it for a few hours, we headed inside to defrost. We're expecting roughly 18 inches over the course of the next day here in Jersey, so we have to plan accordingly. I reached out the back door to grab the dog leash, and I noticed some 'stars' in the snow on the deck. For a second I thought my son had dropped a little sticker there:
It was then that I looked at the snow on the deck- really looked at it- and realized that all of the snowflakes looked like little stars. The Jersey Momma's Boy came over to look, too, and we grabbed the cell phone to take some pictures. If I had a better camera, I'm sure these would have been even more amazing. Here is some of the magic that we captured (and no, it wasn't snowing pennies, I just added that for size comparison)...
|The snowflake above the penny looks fake, doesn't it?|
We might not like driving in it, or shoveling it, or playing in it for too long, but you can't deny its beauty. Try this yourself at home, too. Grab a dark colored cloth or a scarf and stick it out the window or your back door. Then take a peek at what you caught. Hopefully, you, too, will be amazed!
And if you want to take it a step further with the little ones, check out the story of Snowflake Bentley, which is all about the first man to photograph snowflakes, and what he taught us about their beauty.
Image from Amazon.com