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.