Saturday, November 27, 2010

Snowflake Photography

Early this morning, the children race around the house to announce the news:  Snow!  Just flurries, but still the excitement mounts as the sun rises on our town.

I grab my camera and go outside on this blustery morning.  I'm in thin pajamas--no hat, no gloves, not even my coat--and it's amazing how I don't notice the cold.

First Snow on a Berry
It's because I see something so magnificent it diminishes me for once.  I'm not even aware of my own frozen fingers. 

Snowflake on Concrete
Is it true that each one is different?  And why does this design delight? 

Snowflake on a Stone

Close up, I see something so wonderful, so miniature in its grandeur.  

Snowflake on a Log
The beauty of these tiny designs keeps me outside too long.  But I don't notice what comes against me; I don't notice myself at all.  That's what beauty--real beauty--does to a soul.

You get caught up in the awe of it, and even in the cold gray of a winter morning, you are set free from yourself.


Elaina Baker said...

I was watching the Penn. State football game and noticed, "Hmm. It's snowing." And then I thought of you.

Wow! We had our first snow yesterday, but it was not a big snow.

jenny_o said...

What amazing pictures!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photography! And you're right: what IS it about snowflakes that delight?!


Charity said...

God once used a single snowflake on a windshield to remind me that if He puts that much creativity and design into snowflakes, how much more intentionally must He have created all the aspects of me.

Rachel said...

Beautiful photos! I didn't know it was that easy to visually capture an individual snowflake with a camera.

Laurie Heath said...

Terrific shots! Oh, how I'd love to see and photograph snow up close.