Friday, January 30, 2009

The Beauty in the Snow

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Photos of snow crystals taken with a photomicroscope.
What an awesome beauty hiding in such tiny crystals!

Photo Courtesy: SnowCrystals.com
Layout: Joachim Romeo D'Costa

The beauty of snow depends on the eyes of the beholder. Some see it as a white sheet covering plants, trees, rooftops, lawns, roads and fields. A few see it creating a surreal atmosphere where a sense of the otherworldly pervades. Some see it as an accessory to their frolicking and sporty spirit. Of course, there are others, who see it as a nuisance that makes them gloomy and keeps them home-bound.

We see snowflakes dropping on the ground, but few of us know that in these flakes there are tiny snow crystals that have a marvelous microscopic world of their own. Scientists have come up with cameras that can see these beautifully shaped crystals and take photos of them generating our admiration and marvel.

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