"Of all the forms of water, the tiny six pointed crystals of ice called snow, that form in such quantities with the cloud during storms, are incomparably the most beautiful and varied."
As a small boy, Willie Bentley loved snow more than anything else in the world. He said snow "was as beautiful as butterflies and apple blossoms". He grew up to be one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. His story is very interesting and inspiring. We love reading about his great passion and perseverance in Snowflake Bentley by Jaqueline Briggs Martin. We also love looking at his amazing snowflake photographs in his book Snowflakes in Photographs.
We recorded some of the most beautiful snowflakes we saw from the photographs in our nature journals. We also went outside to catch our own snowflakes. Have you ever looked closely at a snowflake? They really are amazingly beautiful!