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>> Wednesday, 10 March 2010














- or countless, depending on how you look at it. And no, I'm not talking about my age; I'm participating in Tara's Gallery again.

I took this photo on Sunday, mainly because I've been amazed by the size of the snowflakes here. Having grown up in the UK the only snowflakes I normally see are wet and soppy just-about-to-melt affairs. In Russia, however, sometimes they're so large you can actually see their shape with the naked eye, so I thought I'ld photograh a few to record that.

20 comments:

Not such a yummy mummy 10 March 2010 at 14:19  

I've never seen anything like this before. They are beautiful and utterly mesmorising!

Heather 10 March 2010 at 14:24  

these are huge flakes1 Much larger than the ones we get here! Absolutely gorgeous!

Trish @ Mum's Gone to... 10 March 2010 at 14:26  

Beautiful!
What's the blue that they are sitting on?

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst 10 March 2010 at 14:38  

Oh WOW! a wonderful photo, the snowflakes are beautifully huge!

Marianne 10 March 2010 at 15:26  

They do look very big and very delicate.
Lovely photo

MrsW 10 March 2010 at 16:46  

That's stunning! I've only ever seen snowflake photos so clear taken through a microscope. Wow.

Potty Mummy 10 March 2010 at 16:53  

Yummy (because I'm sure you are, really - aren't we all?), thanks for visiting and for commenting.

Heather, we do get the 'fiddling and small' ones too - it's just that sometimes these turn up, & they're so much prettier!

Trish, well the blue is a carefully chosen backdrop selected for the intensity of it's colour and high gloss finish. AKA, one of the boys's sledges...

Thanks Brighton Mum!

Thankyou Marianne. The fact that it works is pure accident, I can assure you!

MrsW, thanks for commenting and I have to admit that I was surprised at how well they came out...

Erin 10 March 2010 at 17:44  

Beautiful, I love it when you can see the structure of the snowflakes. . . =)

Livi 10 March 2010 at 19:17  

Such a beautiful photo, they look so harmless don't they. Hard to believe they cause so much disruption!

Jo Beaufoix 10 March 2010 at 21:10  

Those are absolutely gorgeous lovely. I never realised you'd be able to see that much detail with the naked eye. Beautiful. Hope you're ok my lovely. x

audreyhorne 10 March 2010 at 22:07  

That is so gorgeous - I keep having to go back and look at them. What a lovely photo.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings 11 March 2010 at 02:15  

Those are huge and beautiful. You are right!

sharon 11 March 2010 at 03:39  

What an amazing photo. I can remember trying to see the crystal structure the snowflakes caught on my gloves as a child and being disappointed to only get a suggestion of their beauty.

Iota 11 March 2010 at 04:42  

You're joking. That's a bit of trick photography.

Are there REALLY snowflakes like that in Russia? That's amazing. Is it something to do with all the vodka fumes in the air?

Iota 11 March 2010 at 04:43  

Have you ever played "Create your own Snowflake" here?

http://www.popularfront.com/snowdays/

It's fun.

Lorraine 11 March 2010 at 14:33  

These are amazing I have never seen the structure of the snowflakes in 'normal' photos before, now I really want to see some.

Paradise Lost In Translation 11 March 2010 at 14:38  

Just wonderful. And every single one is different too. Amazing eh?

Lady Perkleton 11 March 2010 at 16:31  

Wow! Almost makes you want to move to Russia to see them in person! Almost, but not quite...!

Potty Mummy 11 March 2010 at 18:02  

Erin, me too - not that I ever did before moving here.

Livi, good point - although they seem to cause much less disruption here than they do back home!

Jo, I'm fine - and you?

Audrey, you have my express permission to keep it on file for as long as you like!

Lisa - amazing, huh?

Sharon I know. They're like something out of a movie, I think.

Iota, if only I had that command of photoshop! (And vodka fumes - well, it's as good an explanation as any!)

Thanks Trace- all OK with you guys?

Lorraine, well you'd better be quick because the thaw started here today (although I'm reliably informed we won't see 'proper spring' before the end of April...)

Paradise, yes it is amazing, and great to see that the fact all school kids trot out - no two snowflakes are alike - is in fact true!

LP, welcome (am assuming you came via my sis? Don't believe a word she tells you about Russia; it's all sundowners and pinacoladas in 40deg heat. Really...)

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