Friday, October 29, 2010

The Snowflake Man and his Ice Flowers

SOURCE: public domain clipart

Well that was fun! I've always included snowflakes in my Christmas decorations So how can I resist finding out more about Wilson Alywn Bentley?

There is The Snowflake Bentley Museum in his hometown of Jericho, Vermont. Includes an exhibit of his work and a gift shop with books and "snowflake jewellery."

There is also a short documentary by Chuck Smith about Wilson Alywn Bentley. It captures the magic of his childhood dreams and the passion for his life's work of the study of "ice flowers." I see the elderly woman, a family friend, being interviewed is wearing snowflake earrings! Really takes one back to his era.

Now I can't wait for the next snowfall. That could be quite a while since I live on the balmy West coast.