"The shapes of snowflakes are by no means to be deduced from the operation of soul in the same way as with plants."
From the incredible scientists at SnowCrystals.com.
If you can make snowflakes in the lab, then you can make time-lapse movies of them growing.
The first is a time-lapse clip of a growing snow crystal that was cycled back and forth between roughly -15 C and -12 C. Sectored plates grew slowly at -12 C, while at -15 C dendritic arms spouted quickly from the tips of the plates. The total elapsed time for the movie is 70 minutes.
'The Snowflake Man' The history of Wilson Bentley, who spent his life photographing beautiful snowflakes.
Types of Snowflake If you look closely at falling snow, you can see a great many different crystal shapes.