And What I Think About It...
The December issue of Better Homes and Gardens has an article about the wonderful snowflake photography of Kenneth G. Libbrecht, a professor of physics at CalTech.
You may see some of Professor Libbrecht's snowflakes in your mailbox because the U.S. Postal Service has recently issued a series of stamps that feature his photos. Austria's postal service also has a set of snowflake stamps with Libbrecht's images.
The BH&G article suggests printing Libbrecht's snowflake images to make your own Christmas cards and stickers. I assume this is within the bounds of what his copyright restrictions allow. Surely they checked with him before printing these craft ideas!
The professor's snowflake website, snowcrystals.com, is an interesting blend of scientific facts and gorgeous photos. He explains how he took the pictures, and he gives advice about the best places to study snow, as well as describing some interesting snow activities and experiments for scientists of all ages. It's well worth a visit.