Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Snowflakes remind me of people and every single time it snows, my thoughts wander off in all sorts of wonderful directions

& guess what ??

The weather informers tell me more snow is headed my way so, YaY !! Here we go, Brain !!

Each year, those of us who live around these parts, are dutifully and forever reminded of the old adage, no two snowflakes are alike
& since I’ve experienced a LOT of snowflakes in my lifetime, I often find myself walking down the SURELY they can’t ALL be different !! road. So today, I googled, and within the various and many opinions of ! YES !  they are and ! NO ! they aren’t, I found this …

Even though two snowflakes may form in the same cloud, their different journeys to the ground will affect their shape and size, giving each snowflake its own unique identity. You may never find an identical pair of snowflakes, but they can be grouped by similarities in their patterns.

& this …

The exact shape of the final snow crystal is determined by the precise path it took through the clouds.

& this …

Scientists estimate the chances of two snowflakes being exactly alike are about 1 in 1 million trillion (that’s a 1 followed by 18 zeros). Meteorologists think that there are 1 trillion, trillion, trillion (a 1 with 36 zeros!) different types of snowflakes.

& finally, THIS …

The number of cubic feet of snow that falls on the planet each year is about 1 followed by 15 zeros, which is a million billion, estimates cloud physicist Jon Nelson at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan …

their different journeys to the ground

it’s own unique identity

precise path it took through the clouds

1 trillion, trillion, trillion

& WoW.

Now, instead of those cute, fluffy snowflakes, Think. People.

We all have a precise path. We all have different journeys. We all have unique identities and the chances of any two of us being alike are absolutely impossible.

So, here’s a lovely image to start your Tuesday.

How’s about we act a bit more like snowflakes and simply enjoy the ride and the time we have on this glorious planet ??

Sure sounds like a delightful doable to meeeeeeee !

Oh, and Cloud Physicist, Jon Nelson, of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan ??

YOU, sir, have the coolest job EVER

! ! ! ! ! weeee ! ! ! ! !




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