On the few occasions we get snow in the winter, it tends to be the wet kind of snow that is just right for snowball fights and making snowmen. This week’s snowfall has been dry powdery snow. It might not be good for making snowmen, but it was perfect for being able to take a closer look and see if we could spot individual snowflakes.
I have to admit I’ve never looked closely enough to see a snowflake before, so I was just as excited as Sophie when we spotted our first snowflake. Sophie’s little travel microscope was perfect for taking a closer look and admiring the intricate, delicate beauty of the snowflakes, although we could see them clearly enough without it.
We only had a light dusting of snow which also made it easier to spot individual snowflakes, especially on some of the darker surfaces.
Thomas was more interested in brushing the snow away or squishing it which Sophie found a little frustrating at times. Thankfully there were one or two spots out of his reach where we could take our time over looking closely.
It was fascinating to be able to see so many of them. They were absolutely beautiful. Here are some of the different ones we spotted around the garden:
Once we’d finished looking at the snowflakes, the children had fun running around and playing in the snow together. It wasn’t the right kind of snow to make good snowballs but it was still fun to throw.
We’d made an ice sun-catcher a few days earlier which had been waiting in the freezer for some colder weather. With the temperatures staying below freezing, it was the perfect time to hang it out in the garden.