Wilson Bentley (1865-1931) who lived his entire life in Jericho, Vermont, is the guy who invented how to photograph a snowflake.

In his honor, the column The Outside Story had a piece last week on how you – yes, you! – can preserve a fast-melting snowflake on a glass slide. You can read it here.

This assumes we ever get snow. As I write this, I’ve experienced one small snowfall that melted w/in two days and last nights spritzing of snow that didn’t even make it to this morning. Ugh.

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