First ❄ snow of the season


Vermont photographer Wilson Alwyn Bentley (1865–1931), known as “Snowflake” Bentley, spent a lifetime photographing snowflakes, eventually collecting thousands of images published at the end of his life in a book called Snow Crystals.

Wilson A. Bentley

“Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated., When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”

“Snowflake” Bentley 1925

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