Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley

A snowflake immortalized by Bentley on January 6, 1903.

Visit the site of Alexey Kljatov–a photographer who takes amazing close up pictures of snow–to watch a short documentary about Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley — the pioneer of snowflake photography.

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“When in the night I lay awake…”

 Starlight, real snowflake macro photo on dark woolen fabric - Alexey Kljatov
When in the night I lay awake
The moon became a silver lake
Across it swam a single swan
That turned into a white snowflake

It grew until the lake was gone
Beneath the crystals, clear as drawn
Then burst into a million stars
That fell until the break of dawn

Like rays of light through prison bars
Like gems adorning crowns of tsars
They fell as I succumbed to sleep
Like healing drops upon fresh scars



Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)


image credit: Starlight, snowflake photo by Alexey Kljatov