Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Rang in the new year and I was even awake to see it.  I'm not a night person and I generally sleep through the occasion. 

Last night we celebrated with a hot tub, wine, sushi, candles - not necessarily in that order.  Welcome 2012 and now the count down to Mayan-gedon.

Being married to someone who LOVES photography made me really appreciate this next little thing I found.

In 1885, nineteen-year-old Wilson A. Bentley took his first successful photomicrograph of a snow crystal. He went on to capture over 5000 such images before he died on Dec. 23, 1931, after walking six miles in a blizzard in order to photograph more snowflakes.

I'm known for saying, "I HATE SNOW",  and yet to see the complex beauty of a snowflake, it's hard to remember why I detest the stuff... Oh wait I recall -- It brings its friends.  But it is still beautiful.  I will give it that.


  1. I've often wondered how something so beautful and so weightless can weigh so much on a shovel.

  2. Happy New Year and best wishes to you in the coming days. Hope we all find success with our writing projects!
    P.S. I hate snow too, as lovely as it can be, if it's not cold (which I really hate) you can't have it.

  3. I hate cold more than snow, and you can't even admire and photograph cold! At least snow is prettah. Nice pic.

  4. That is so beautiful. Thank you,
    and here's hoping the Mayan's just ran out of space to carve. ;)

  5. I hope that they just ran out of space too. :)

  6. It's easy for me to love snow, since I never get any!! haha

    Loved this post.

  7. Bwaahahahahahaaa! Countdown to Mayan-geddon. I like that one. The snowflake photos are so pretty. But, yeah, I'm with you. I'd rather not have a whole bunch of them on top of me.

    ETA: My captcha code was munbooba. I just thought that wanted sharing.