Blue Monday ~ Snowflakes!!

 

This is the first time I’ve seen actual detailed snowflakes in person like these. These are very tiny ones (about the size of peas and sesame seeds) that fell on Dear’s old blue truck in the driveway at our home in Washington state. He spotted them and called me out to take a look. I’ve seen snow falling and snow piled up but not this kind of detail in a flake. I hope you can see it. I had to use super macro and zoom a bit to make it come out this clear. So glad the truck is blue so I could use these for Blue Monday. We are back at the condo in Southern California now and just heard the snow is falling again at our home in Washington! Here’s some more blue from Washington. I took this right after the snowflakes…

 

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Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007 to 2015 hostage and has replaced them all with ugly black and grey boxes asking for a ransom to have them re-published. Such a frustrating bother as I go through each post to delete the ugly boxes.

39 thoughts on “Blue Monday ~ Snowflakes!!

  1. I just think that is one of God’s better gifts…to actually see snowflakes like that. We all know the shapes are supposed to be there but to see them…so fun.

  2. You really captured something special on that blue truck! Good job blogger! That Washington sky is also especially blue. Ours was gray today.

  3. Oh My! I’ve never seen a snowflake in real life or with such details. It’s truly beautiful
    Thanks for sharing and I hope you are enjoying our wonderful California Winter…it’s going to heat up to the 70s by the end of the week! Yahoo!

  4. Ellen, those snowflake pictures are amazing. . .truly a wonderful capture with photography. Yes we have had snow all afternoon and evening. . .and just got home from a ride to remember .. .
    Enjoy California ..

  5. Gorgeous pictures! I must say that am tired of all this Washington snow though….I live in Kent, just south of Seattle, and we have at least 3 inches which has fallen since 5 p.m. I think it is raining now, but what a mess of slushy yuckiness await us tomorrow morning! Can I come visit you in California? 😉
    Kim

  6. that snowflake is absolutely amazing ellen….thankyou for showing us

    I know what you mean about to-ing and fro-ing betwen different places…I feel the same way sometimes going back and fwds visiting the kids!!

    Annie

  7. I tried to take a picture of some snowflakes a week or so ago and couldn’t capture them. You’ve done a great job!

    I have always been fascinated with snowflakes. Their intricate beauty and their short lifespan always remind me of God’s attention to detail and His lovingkindness. He didn’t have to make each snowflake a thing of rare beauty, but He did!

  8. What tiny little delights!! Makes me want to string a ribbon through them & hang them in the window!
    Seeing that you are from WA state…you will be able to attest to my Blue Monday post today!
    Love your western blue skies!

  9. That is amazing! I don’t think I have ever actually seen a real snowflake in flake form. That’s just beautiful.

    Thanks for the info on how to make collages! I knew we had Picasa but wasn’t sure if it was Picasa 3. I opened it up this morning, and it was, and there was the Collage button right there that I had never noticed before. I had fun playing with it this morning.

  10. Well would you look at that amazing detail. Now how could anyone look at something so beautiful and intricate and say “there’s no God”. Truly amazing!

    I’m glad you made it back safely.

  11. Wow, Ellen! I love those snowflakes against that blue! You take such lovely photographs, and I like the sky scenes, too. 🙂

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

  12. Lovely – I’m looking at the same kind of snow scenes.

    Hope you’re beginning to feel settled in Ellen – that scattered “where am I now” feeling isn’t very comfortable.

  13. wow, great shots of the snowflakes, I’ve never really thought of snow being snowflakes lol when we do get a chance to see it here in Ala lol it’s just white blurs falling, I’m gonna be sure to have my glass’s on next time I see snow falling LOL LOL

  14. Ellen, your snowflake photo is stunning. Love the blue truck background. it looks very dramatic on the blue. I have seen intricate snowflakes on my coat when the flakes are real big and fluffy. Your other photo is lovely too. Good job Ellen.

    Hugs…Jeanne

  15. Hi Ellen
    Your snowflakes are beautiful….they really are just as we draw and cut them out aren’t they? Pretty. You captured them so well too.

    How lucky you are to be able to go back and forth and enjoy the best of both worlds…with and without snow!! Lovely blue pictures.
    Thank you for sharing on Blue Monday.
    Judi

  16. WOW!! how fun to really see snow flakes up close..we get snow but never really looked at the shap of them before..thanks for sharing…hugs and smiles Gloria

  17. Nature is amazing! Actually, so is the technology to take a macro lens and capture it….Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s a fun thing to see. ~ Robyn

  18. Beautiful detailed photos! I never stop being awed by the fact that every snowflake is different.

    When I taught kindergarten & first grade, my students loved a book called Snowflake Bentley. It’s a wonderful picture book Wilson Bentley (1865-1931), who is famous for taking the first detailed photos of snowflakes, which were used for scientific study. Here are a couple great websites if you’d like to see some of his amazing work:

    http://www.snowflakebentley.com

    http://www.bentley.sciencebuff.org/collection.asp — this site has many samples of Bentley’s preserved photos, prints, and slides. Stunningly gorgeous stuff!

    You’ve inspired me to do a special post about Bentley, to celebrate winter :o)

    Victoria

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