the warm weather has us back outside! the last snow fall that we had brought light and fluffy snow. it was almost like the white fuzz that is released from the dogwood tree - it took flight when i walked through it. i took my son snowshoeing on the parkway that morning and while playing hide and seek behind trees and shrubs, i got a close-up view of the most magnificent snowflakes i can remember seeing in my life time. not only could i see the 2d pattern, but i was able to perceive the structural making of a flake's 3 dimensional form and it was absolutely breath-taking. i know that no two snow flakes are alike, but it boggles my mind to think about the scale and proportion of that reality.