As a native Floridian, the science of snowflakes is pretty foreign to me. I remember cutting out intricate shapes during the winter time in grade school with intentions of creating a “snowflake”. I truly thought that the shapes we were creating were just for show. It never once occurred to me that snowflakes may actually look that way! It wasn’t until moving here and experiencing snow that I was able to see for myself the beauty behind it all. We had a day full of flurries and I was able to capture pictures of a few that fell on my sleeve. Without looking closely, they all look the same – like average little puffs of ice. Once you take the time to really SEE them, you realize how detailed and intricate they all are; so beautiful and unique – just like each of us.