Bentley Star Nightlight

W. H. Bentley Photographing Snowflakes"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 tht much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind."

W.A. Bentley 1925


Quilt Pattern Nightlight

Snowflake Lace Nightlight

This is a early American quilt pattern

dating back to 1830.

Photo Credits: center > Jericho Historical Society/Snowflake Bentley,com

color thumbnails > Timothy J. Fuss/


Patterns Discovered In Bentleys Photo
Picture ofSnowflake Bentley Took Illustration of How Pattern Was Derived From Photo

This is the photo of a snowflake Bentley took in a Vermont

snowstorm in 1925. He had to stand out side, and

place the flake under his microscope before it melted.

Of the millions of flakes that fell that day, I happened to look at this one with a couple of mirrors and discovered several of the patterns I have used in my woodwork.I feel like this ice crystal was a special gift from the creator to me!