Snow Flake

Canada
January 27, 2017 9:44am CST
I just stopped by my kitchen sink to get a glass of water. Staring out the window as i drank it I see these funny little flakes coming down from the sky. I went to the front of the house to see the bigger picture and yes in deed, the snow is falling and starting to stick to the ground. If we get a lot of snow I'll take a photo later and let you see how much we get... Since I got my first good camera I have been fascinated with snow flakes. They are so beautiful when you see the bigger picture. So delicate, so perfect, so beautiful. The photo above was not taken today, When it starts to snow hard I will put on my ski jacket and let them land on my arm and take pictures. That is where this photo came from a few years ago. Have you ever seen one up close? Aren't they beautiful?
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@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 17
Fifteen years ago when I first moved to Gainesville, Florida from south Florida (in February), we had a super-cold winter. I was driving home from work one afternoon when what I thought was ash started landing on my windshield. But when I stopped at a traffic light, I looked closer and realized they were snowflakes. Of course, this was back in the day before cell phones had cameras on them, so I didn't get a picture. And nobody believed me when I got home and told everyone that snowflakes fell out of the sky! But I was 100% sure that's what they were because they looked just like the ones in your photo!
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• Canada
29 Jan 17
I can't imagine why they wouldn't believe you... I probably would not believe you either... This is for you, you can use it to show your family and friends:
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@moffittjc (41198)
• Gainesville, Florida
29 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate They didn't believe me because it's Florida, and that sort of thing never happens here! And also because it only lasted for about five minutes, so nobody else in my family got to see the snowflakes!
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
27 Jan 17
Love that shot! It reminds of how excited we were when we came out for recess and we would catch snow flakes.
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• Canada
27 Jan 17
I remember doing that too...
• United States
30 Jan 17
I would need a magnifying glass now to see a snowflake in all its glory. My eyes aren't what they use to be. When I was young I was fascinated with snowflakes and spent a lot of time outdoors catching them as they fell from the sky.
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• Canada
30 Jan 17
i did the same. because my camera has a macro setting i can get little details with my camera.
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• United States
30 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate If I had a camera that had that feature I would snap quite a few pics so I could display them during the winter months. Not like you need a reminder that it is winter, but snowflakes are so lovely.
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• Canada
30 Jan 17
@ElusiveButterfly I love winter from inside now that I can't ski anymore.
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@Juliaacv (28997)
• Canada
27 Jan 17
I haven't taken the time to admire the beauty and uniqueness of a snowflake in a long time, but they are something to behold. I hope that you don't get too much snow, its snowing here too this afternoon.
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• Canada
2 Feb 17
This is the craziest year. we have had a total of maybe an inch of snow, maybe two. And it lasted a few days and then melted. I pick up the paper off the driveway usually every morning...I am usually up first up. And I take a shover in fromt if there is snow and I've only done that twice this year...February might get us good this year..or not.
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@Juliaacv (28997)
• Canada
2 Feb 17
@PainsOnSlate I know, February can be a real butt-kicker as far as winter weather woes go, let's hope that its a calm one!
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• Canada
2 Feb 17
@Juliaacv Fingers crossed..
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@sharon6345 (118592)
• United States
27 Jan 17
OH yeah I had on gloves and extended my arms it was really nice.
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• Canada
30 Jan 17
it is fun to catch snow flakes and take photos of them too..
@sharon6345 (118592)
• United States
30 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate You got a good view for real.
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@Shellyann36 (8915)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I have never seen one up close in person. I love to look at pictures of them when people can get them! They are so beautiful.
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• Canada
1 Feb 17
They are so delicate, I like to see them as they fall, sometimes they are little balls but when the flakes show up I get my camera.
@FayeHazel (16605)
• United States
1 Feb 17
They're pretty but I have seen so many of them, all the winter's of my life that they fail to thrill me
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• Canada
1 Feb 17
Seeing them up close and in such detail I am still awed. I grew up and still live in Snow. But i always played in it and enjoyed it and still do..
• Philippines
30 Jan 17
Wow it's so beautiful! I can't wait for your next photo. Never saw a snow flake I just saw them in cartoons. It is really amazing and wonderful. To God be the glory.
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• Canada
31 Jan 17
it is a beautiful thing, mother nature make them in beautiful designs.
@DianneN (74479)
• United States
29 Jan 17
I've seen more than I've cared for in my time. Lol! Pretty photo. No two snowflakes are alike, so they say.
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• Canada
30 Jan 17
That's what I understand, but wouldn't bet on it...
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@garymarsh6 (13199)
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 17
We rarely get snow in the UK and even if we do it may only last a day or two! Beautiful phofo
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• Canada
29 Jan 17
Thank you, I've always been interested in crystals...and love snowflakes.
@salonga (27995)
• Philippines
29 Jan 17
Oh I feel so envious! I have not seen snowflakes in all my life except in photos.
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• Canada
29 Jan 17
At times I want to live in a tropical setting but I grew up with snow and would miss it..
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@rina110383 (24145)
28 Jan 17
That's an amazing snow flake photo!
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• Canada
28 Jan 17
Thank you, I love photographing them. I use my macro setting on my camera.
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@JudyEv (119003)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Jan 17
I remember a previous post of yours where you took photos of the snowflakes on your sleeve. Hope you get as much snow as you'd like.
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• Canada
30 Jan 17
Since I can't ski anymore I don't care if it snows or not. it is cold here but we have only had a couple of inches so far, usually we would have many feet by now.
@PatZAnthony (12372)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
27 Jan 17
That is an amazing photo! It is really hard to get such a good photo.
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• Canada
2 Feb 17
My camer has a macro setting to take photos of very tiny things.
@amadeo (61824)
• United States
27 Jan 17
yes here we are very familiar with this.
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• Canada
2 Feb 17
They are so beautiful and cause such beauty ...and troubles on the highways, a lot of shoveling and grumbling too...
@silvermist (19905)
• India
27 Jan 17
@PainsOnSlate That is a beautiful shot.That is not going to happen here.It has never snowed in my place.
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• Canada
28 Jan 17
Look at what your missing... some days I wish I lived in an area that doesn't get snow...
@Kandae11 (35238)
27 Jan 17
They certainly are.
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• Canada
1 Feb 17
They are fun to photograph too..
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
27 Jan 17
You must have an amazing camera!
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• Canada
27 Jan 17
Thank You. It was a cannon cost me around $80 about 8 years ago. Point and Shoot. but with a lot of settings, the micro setting is good for details and small things... I loved it but it is dying. My son is doing the research to find me another that works like that one did. Mine still works but its not as clear as before and my newer photos are a disappointment.
• United States
27 Jan 17
Great photo!!! My husband was out with the dog and said he saw a few flurries, very light ones.