Monday, January 25, 2010

Snowflake Gazing

Today we were out running errands after we finished up our school work. After a quick run to the grocery store, and at the boys' request, we stopped into our local bird store. They have two cats there that the boys love to visit, and I needed some bird seed for our feathered friends.

As we were leaving, the snow was falling in big, fluffy flakes. I started to help Caden into his car seat, but stopped quickly when I noticed a perfectly formed, intricately detailed snowflake on his navy blue hat. I gasped and told Cody to come over and look. He agreed he'd never seen a snowflake that perfect.

We didn't stop at that one. As they continued to fall on our hats, gloves and coats, we marveled at how beautifully perfect each one was, how they looked like the sprinkles I put on my Christmas cookies (only prettier!), and how they didn't even look real. We even ran back into the bird store, breathlessly encouraging the sales consultant to come out and see, and when she did, she experienced just as much wonderment and awe as we did! She looked at my sweet boys and said, "Boys, did you know that no two snowflakes are alike? They're all made completely different, just like your fingerprints!"

I whipped out my iphone, hoping for just one good picture, but the camera just didn't do the snowflakes any justice. The photo above is one that I took here at home (on our still-hanging Christmas greenery), and if you look really closely, you can see the shape of a star in the lower left-hand corner. I was so sad I couldn't get a picture with more detail, because these snowflakes truly were a work of art!

How can anyone doubt the existence of God when something as tiny and beautiful and intricately woven falls from the sky? We serve an AWESOME God!
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' ~Job 37:6


Kari said...

I love snow like that-so cool to notice the intricacy of each one...I think this is the winter equivalent of "stopping to smell the roses." :-)

The Kempiak Party of Five said...

Beautifully written. Way to enjoy the tiny moments God gives us.

Jody said...

I can feel your excitement just reading this post. I love that you took the time to enjoy the moment with the boys (and anyone else you could)! And I can't imagine many things being prettier than those cookies I have!!

Tonya said...

AMEN! I love looking at snowflakes.