Winter Wonderland

snowflake from snowcrystals.comFrom icy blue/silver themed Hanukkah, to Christmas snowscapes, I have snowflakes on my mind this time of year.

The one here is courtesy of, a website packed with information about and lovely photos of snowflakes from “Northern Ontario, Alaska, Vermont, the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. They were captured by Kenneth G. Libbrecht using a specially designed snowflake photomicroscope.”

He must work fast!  Note that he has also authored “The Secret Life of a Snowflake: An Up-Close Look at the Art and Science of Snowflakes” for ages 8 and up.

So, here’s my holiday season wish for you – may you have joyous and meaningful holidays.  (Yes, sometimes we have to look hard to find the joy and meaning.)  May snowflakes fall upon your tongue when you look up into the skies above, but never on your car or roadway.

May you be kind to the earth and all its peoples, and may you have enough to eat during the upcoming year, enough to make you want to be sure that others do, too.  Peace to all.

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