Wednesday, January 19, 2005

This photo was taken last year, and that was the first ever snowman that we built...quite emaciated at the limbs, if this were a child it could have been diagnosed with Kwashiorkor! Haha!

Of course with practice one gets better and more imaginative....This is the second snowman we made last year for Christmas. It lasted just one day as the sun melted it away rapidly the next day! Cameras are a blessing to capture such fleeting moments...

Oh...and did we say we got better and better at making snowman? Check this snow boy! Posted by Hello
quite blurry, but this is one photo which clearly shows the 6 sides of a snowflake. There was once an American forumer who sounded so skeptical with my reply to his question about a Filipina's first experience of winter, to which I replied that I had fun seeing the individual snowflakes actually having those 6 sides! However, one has to catch them on a dark background during the initial downpour. Sometimes snow are not fluffy but clumped, so that such individual snowflakes are not evidently hexagonal in shape. Previous to experiencing snow I thought I had to use the microscope to see it, but I was wrong. Each snowflake was clearly visible to the naked eye, about 2-3 millimeters in size. However, sometimes the snow are just formed while the drizzle is falling and the air temperature exceeds freezing, converting the water droplets into ice crystals much like fine dust - no shape... Posted by Hello
This photo was taken during a snowstorm (it was like raining but I had not worry about getting my camera wet. I just had to brush the snowflakes off before they got melted). Posted by Hello