The recent death of Sir Patrick Moore, along with his magnificent eyebrows and his passionate enthusiasm for the stars, got me thinking about perspectives on the world. We seem to love looking at things that are either much bigger or much smaller than us.
Maybe playing with perspective: looking up at a far-reaching sky or looking down through a lens at something tiny but close-up, helps us to get our thoughts and feelings in perspective too.
Or maybe the surprise of seeing something so differently from our everyday viewpoint encourages us to be in the moment instead of being caught up in our own train of thoughts about the past or the future.
Either way, these pictures of snowflakes from the art and design blog Colossal are pretty amazing.