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❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…


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Tell me why you are so white
Made of clear ice yet fairer than
Pearl . . . . . .

Tell me why you are all unique
Such that no two are the same
Crystal . . . . . .

Tell me why you are so delightful
As to be courted in Julie Andrews’ favourite things
Convivial . . . . . .

Tell me why you are six-sided
Rivaling the radial symmetry of radiant stars
Hexagonal . . . . . .

Tell me why you are so beautiful
Blazing with the sparkling perfection of gemstones
Inspirational . . . . . .

Tell me why you are modelled
By the self-similitude of recursive patterns
Infinitely fractal . . . . . .

Tell me why you are so frosty
Like an antidote to global warming
Nature’s supercool marvel . . . . . .

Tell me why you are windswept
Snow deposited on Earth’s summits to melt
As spring waterfall spectacle . . . . . .

Tell me why you are so intent on
Turning the ground into a snowy canvas
Where crocus tints the night sky purple . . . . . .

Tell me why you are often encapsulated
As the shiny glitter falling gently
Through water in the snow globe of some girl . . . . . .

Under the microscope, I found that snowflakes were miracles of beauty; and it seemed a shame that this beauty should not be seen and appreciated by others. Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated. When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.

Tell me why you are so white
Made of clear ice yet fairer than
Pearl . . . . . .
Reign not SoundEagle's Flight, For I seek thy Crested Might.
Tell me why you are all unique
Such that no two are the same
Crystal . . . . . .
❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…

Tell me why you are so delightful
As to be courted in Julie Andrews’ favourite things
Convivial . . . . . .

Tell me why you are six-sided
Rivaling the radial symmetry of radiant stars
Hexagonal . . . . . .

Reign not SoundEagle's Flight, For I seek thy Crested Might.
Tell me why you are so beautiful
Blazing with the sparkling perfection of gemstones
Inspirational . . . . . .
Reign not SoundEagle's Flight, For I seek thy Crested Might.
Tell me why you are modelled
By the self-similitude of recursive patterns
Infinitely fractal . . . . . .
Tell me why you are so frosty
Like an antidote to global warming
Nature’s supercool marvel . . . . . .
Tell me why you are windswept
Snow deposited on Earth’s summits to melt
As spring waterfall spectacle . . . . . .

❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…

Tell me why you are so intent on
Turning the ground into a snowy canvas
Where crocus tints the night sky purple . . . . . .

❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…

Tell me why you are often encapsulated
As the shiny glitter falling gently
Through water in the snow globe of some girl . . . . . .

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The Science of Snowflakes

“Snowflakes are symmetrical but they are not perfect. They are ordered but they are created in disorder. Every random branch retells their history, that singular journey that they took to get here. And most of all, they are fleeting and temporary. Even if sometimes they don’t look so unique on the outside, if we look within, we can see that they are truly unique after all.”

Joe Hanson, science writer, biologist, YouTube educator, and the creator, writer and host of “PBS Digital Studios’ “It’s Okay to Be Smart

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The shapes of snowflakes are highly dependent on temperature and humidity. Simpler shapes are more common at low humidities whereas more complex varieties of crystal are formed at high humidities.

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The Shapes of Snowflakes

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The Video Parlour of Snowflakes

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SoundEagle in Art, Poem, Tree and Snowflakes

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76 comments on “❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are…

  1. […] ❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are… (soundeagle.wordpress.com) […]

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  2. Oh gosh, so many snowflakes to catch before reaching the comment section.

    In my humble opinion the snowflake illustrates something of each one of us in the way you so beautifully described.

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  3. Hi there! I have to say that I find your blog so frustrating! I’m sorry but it takes so long for things to download that I give up in the end! It’s a real shame as the content is great!

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    • Dear Ashley,

      Depending on your Internet connection speed or bandwidth, it can take between 2 to 20 seconds (or longer) to load the rich multimedia contents of this post. Regardless of how long the loading time will be, you should be able to start reading the poem since it is located right below the large banner at the beginning of the post, which can be scrolled vertically even before all of the contents of the post are loaded.

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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  4. Beautiful ❤️

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  5. So inspiring poem 👌🌷beautifully written 👍🏻🌹

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  6. Wonderful! Another journey of a post I look forward to coming back to explore many times!

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  7. This is another multidisciplinary production from SoundEagle, combining
    original poetry and animations with slide shows and Youtube videos covering the photography of snowflakes and accounts of the physical and chemical processes underlying their formation. The illustrations of several stanzas of the poem with animations showing a high level of virtuosity is a particularly impressive feature of this post.

    My personal favourite among these is the one illustrating the lines

    Tell me why you are so beautiful
    Blazing with the sparkling perfection of gemstones
    Inspirational……

    The large, highly detailed snowflake that is depicted in the centre of this animation does indeed seem to sparkle like a setting of gems as it tumbles. Several other animated illustrations were almost as impressive for me.

    Congratulations, SoundEagle, on your peak achievement (so far) in blending poetry, visual art and science!

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  8. Your creativity and technical competence amaze me, but I am puzzled: where in Queensland did you find snowflakes?
    🙂
    Bob

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    • Dear Dr Bob Rich,

      Surely, you have heard of the expression “The more you can’t have it, the more you want it.” Hence, we are both here having countless snowflakes as eye candies, not to mention their potential role in reducing global warming and heatwave.

      As usual, your visit and compliment are much appreciated. Which stanza(s) of the poem do you deem to be your favourite(s)?

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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  9. Beautifully written and present a feast for the mind and eyes .

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  10. Beautiful work, Sound Eagle! Such pretty animations to lay my eyes upon.

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  11. Falling snowflakes, whether clumped and awkward or fine and sparkling-dancing, are among my favorite sights, together with falling cherry blossom petals. Thank you very much for the lovely treat, SoundEagle.
    -ML-

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  12. Sound Eagle, you’re an amazing mind. I had wondered where you were and now i know you have been lost in a world of beauty and contemplation. Lovely piece here. I too am in awe of snowflakes. Is there anything more magical than a window view of a landscape adorned in a soft marshmallow blanket which can project our spirit into an ethereal wonder of serenity.

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  13. Very (n)ice. I’d say more, but I’m snowed under with too much to do and not enough time to do it.

    Take care.

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  14. Craig, As I was viewing and reading this enchanting post, several things that resemble snowflakes came to mind. Of course, there is the classic, diamond jewelry. Another creation is lace. Using a paper doily, you can sprinkle a powdered sugar pattern on a cake. A kaleidoscope has lovely patterns that somewhat resemble snowflakes. As lovely as all of these may be, they appear quite crude when compared with natural snowflakes. I live in Florida, and though I enjoyed snow when I was young, I now prefer seeing snow on this post. Thanks for sharing the beauty and the wonder! ❤

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  15. Love snowflakes. Fractals in nature adored.

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  16. What a beautiful poem on snowflakes SoundEagle and there perfection is truly a gift of nature. I loved your pictures and one video and sharing. It was a great length as well!
    Blessings for a wonderful weekend. 💖💖💖

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  17. Beautiful lines and so nice animation ☺️😊❣️👍

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  18. This is fascinating and beautiful a wonderful post Thank you for breaking up me hot day with the science and beauty of snow.
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    Laugh often!

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  19. Some of those snowflakes (magnified) look like jewellery!

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  20. Great piece. I like this concept

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  21. Thanks for this, I needed it this morning~!

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  22. Beautifully-penned; lovely! Gorgeous image, too. ❄️

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  23. Sweet subject, nicely done!

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  24. What an amazing set of animation articles! I’ve loved looking through them!

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  25. awesome collection of snowflake images and factoids

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  26. 🙂thank you for bringing up the snowflake story again

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  27. Snowflakes provide a Rorschach test look at our inner minds. Isn’t it exciting then to know that each snowflake design represents a particular look at what each person might be thinking at the time.

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  28. I’m not a Winter person ☺️. Yet, if I squint throughout that season I suppose beauty can be seen. You created wonderful illustrations of a awesome symbol of Winter…the Snowflake. ❄️💕

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  29. Tell me why you made this post so beautiful..so attractive! Tell me why you made this post so expressive and cool. Tell me why…! This post is as chilling as snow. Well done. Keep with this flow. 🤩❤️

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  30. Thanks 4 like on my comment (post link) ….. It would be good if u like my posts instead of their links in comments 😊

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  31. Such a metaphor for so much in life. Well-said!

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  32. Ciao
    Complimenti per il tuo blog.
    Come mai non posti piu?
    Seguo il tuo blog da poco e mi piace molto.
    Anche se hai molti followers spero che visiterai il mio blog e magari che mi segui anche tu.
    Grazie e buona giornata
    Natalia
    Piacere di conoscerti

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  33. Well, that was a surprise!
    A lovely poem, images, and animation that are a feast for the eyes and the soul!
    I can’t see all the videos now I’ll savor them one by one, in time.
    Congratulations!
    P.s. on the section “share this page with other people…” The Italian flag is wrong!

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  34. Ciao
    Ho visitato il tuo blog dal pc fisso…
    Ed è molto più bello il lavoro dei video, proprio come dicevi tu.
    Ho visitato e mi sono iscritta anche al tuo canale you tu.be dove ho visto la tua dolce mamma.
    Adesso aspetto te nel mio blog.
    Spero che diventi un mio follower.
    Ti va?
    Buona serata
    😘
    Natalia

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  35. Wonderful poetry! Thanks for sharing 👍

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  36. Love the analogy! Perfectly stated! 🙂

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  37. Looking at this post again because it won’t be long before we enjoy a snowfall here. I really need to show my wife that great graphic with that precious bunny hopping around in the snowglobe.

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  38. snowflakes
    need our questions
    why they are changeable
    do not answer
    because that’s how they are today
    and again afterwards
    completely different

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  39. Wao! Your contents are great and beautiful too. I enjoyed going through your works but the download is too slow for my liking. Please so something about it.

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  40. This is beautiful!
    I have the right sound for all of you for this:
    Just go to hos.com and enjoy an hour of ambient music !

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    • Dear Soundeagle,
      I want to thank you once again for inspiring me with your information to rather buy a stronger Desktop than a laptop.

      And on another note, I now understand why I did not respond to some of your responses anymore:
      One first replies to your article and the one who fail to click on the button to be notified of responses will get them,
      the other ones won’t.
      But even the ones who clicked on the button to be notified may unsubscribe from that specific post after a bunch of other replies came in.
      So if you to reply after a while, it actually can happen that I already had unsubscribed from that post (in order no to get all comments from newcomers delivered to my mailbox).

      Don’t take this as a pressure to instantly respond – I like the fact that you take your time – I just wanted to explain to you the mechanics of such seemingly inconsistent behaviours.

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  41. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😍

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  42. So many beautiful graphics… Loved your poem.. And a wealth of information here too on the science of snowflakes I looked at a couple of videos.. You put so much effort into each of your posts and your artwork is spectacular..

    I wrote my own poem on snowflakes back in 2010…. So I hope you do not mind me sharing that here with you SE…

    The Snow Flake
    There it came out from the sky
    Fluttering softly, gentle as a sigh
    First one, then two,
    Then a million or too

    Each one unique in pattern and form
    Together they joined so perfectly
    A Blanket so thick, building silently.
    Children awoke with glee in their eyes
    Gathering up their winter surprise

    Adults too went walking afar
    To place their feet upon Virgin Stars
    Sunlight glistened on crystallised ice
    Breath on wind, the feeling was nice

    Red rosy cheeks, as icy winds felt
    While dogs jumped in air catching balls that did melt.
    Imprints of boots with sledges in tow
    Trudging up hills, to slide and let go
    Magical, glistening, sparkling pure white
    A world it transformed, and all overnight.

    And it all began with a flake or two
    A carpet of white, just waiting for you
    Winter wonderland, embrace and partake
    In the beautiful gift of a humble Snow Flake..

    © Sue Dreamwalker 2010 All rights reserved.

    Sending you warm hugs to melt the snow…
    Sue 🙂

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    • Dear Sue,

      Happy Winter and Happy December to you and your family!

      Thank you very much for sending SoundEagle🦅 “warm hugs to melt the snow” and for submitting your long and lovely poem entitled “The Snow Flake” to this dynamically illustrated and animated post.

      SoundEagle🦅 is grateful for your generous compliments and for your fitting inclusion of your delightful poem. Indeed, we are both inveterate lovers of snowflakes.

      Therefore, it is especially wonderful, generous and engaging of you to indulge SoundEagle🦅 with your well-written poem exhibiting near-perfect rhyming, for your avian-embodied fellow poet does prefers a poem to rhyme all the way or to rhyme consistently, unless there are compelling or specific reasons not to do so. Hence, your commendable effort in rhyming well is highly appreciated, not to mention the wintery sceneries and homey feelings that you have conjured up through your poetic narratives.

      Since SoundEagle🦅 has been composing mainly rhyming poems, often decorated with end rhymes, internal rhymes, alliterations, assonances, consonances, sibilances as well as rhythmic devices, syllabic schemes, musical patterns, and other subtle or overt features, have you detected any special features in the poem ❄ ❅ ❆ Snowflakes, Tell Me Why You Are… as presented here?

      Yours sincerely,Rose Greeting
      ܓSoundEagle🦅

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      • Thank you for your generous reply…. I am not what you call a Master Poet… so to me SE so long as its near enough sounding and the words project my meaning I write purely for my own pleasure… So the constructive criticism doesn’t bother me in the least…
        I thank you for the effort it must have taken in the response animation and feel honoured for such a reply

        My pleasure in sharing the poem I wrote a long while ago…. And Again I thank you for your music… I joined sound cloud simply to reply there to your music post.. I doubt ever to post any of my own musical talents which are nearly none existent.. Except perhaps for a singing voice once trained within a choir…. But I wouldn’t subject any one to that today Lol..

        Wishing you a pleasant weekend dear SE…. loved our interactions via our posts recently..
        Take care…
        Sue x

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  43. […] Hover with a mouse cursor over a word or year to reveal the title of the post. ❄❅❆ Snowflakes, tell me why you are so white Made of clear ice yet fairer than Pearl . . . . .… […]

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  44. Woowww✌️😂😂😂👍.Luxurious.

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  45. I liked these art!👍👍👍👍👍

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  46. A wondrous display and collection of information on snowflakes dear Soundeagle. So much to feast upon.

    I like the below quote as it tickles me.

    “They say that there can never be two snowflakes that are exactly alike, but has anyone checked lately?”- Terry Pratchett.

    – Esme knowing they are different because she’s counted them all upon the Cloud

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  47. Beautifully penned poem! Love it! Well done! 😊🙏💛👊🎉

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  48. Wow, perusing your page has given me a lot to think about as I seek to improve mine!

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  49. snowflakes are divine and magic in your animation and under your pen.

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  50. Thank you for sharing my friend! Amazing.

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