There was once a man named Wilson Bentley. He was crazy about Snowflakes. He was CRAZY about Snowflakes! Their shapes, sizes, and the fact that no two snowflakes are the same – he was as curious on the topic of snowflakes as Alice was about everything. It was this curiosity of his that lead him to inventing a device (microscope + camera) that allowed him to actually witness real snowflakes.
Now let me inform you about his work. As far as I know, snowflakes melt rather quickly. I have never experienced snow but, I mean ice – it melts fast too. To actually capture the image of a real life snowflake in a self invented device, I am nothing more than impressed at the thought of this actually working out! I mean, just imagine! a microscopic snowflake being captured within a certain time limit before it melts! Its just an absurdly, yet truly a wonderful idea which has been practiced and carried out by Bentley.
It wasn’t just a curiosity; it was a passion. A beautiful passion, that let him make the most out of his life (and an album/diary of pictures of snowflakes)
Thus, I leave you with this, a MUST watch documentary – which I came to know the existence of through Poseidons99. Thanks to them, I know of the existence of such a passionate person 😀
A bit of his work – according to Google:
A question may cross your mind: why I consider him my soul mate? and here is thy answer –
According to Wikipedia, he was born on the 7th of February (on the same day as me! :D). And for his craziness and love for snowflakes (mine, although, visibly less than his, in quantity but not so much in quality). So, he was my soul mate ahaha 😀
Thank you for reading 😀
– ❤ from the Little Snowflake