SNOWFLAKE BONDING


Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
I recall reading a quote some years ago that really made an impression on me. It went on about how a snowflake is the most fragile thing in nature but what a wonder it is when so many of them stick together. Such a simple but powerful truth. Something so perishable making a lasting impression when in good company!

It makes you stand back and think of all the tiny, seemingly insignificant, things that come together to compose other objects that are altogether larger in size, scope, and significance.
Something along the line  of "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

So, we've had our trillion fragile snowflakes stick together on Mt. Aenos over the last few days. And the result was breathtaking! - in more ways than one ;-)

(We made our way to Aenos National Park only to find that we were not alone. A white Christmas in Kefalonia is not always a given, so this was a special occasion. And though cars were not allowed to go past the Park gate due to icing on the road, those who wandered in on foot were rewarded by the picture perfect setting.)


Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
Aenos National Park, Kefalonia
Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
A holly oak tree feeling the load of bonding snowflakes
Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
The road within Aenos National Park
Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
Xi Beach, Kefalonia as seen from Mt. Aenos
Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia
Snow covered "abies cephalonica"

Snow on Mt. Aenos, Kefalonia

I don't believe in plastering my picture on my posts, but allow me to make an exception, if only to prove my case to non-believers. Given my well known aversion to freezing temperatures - and winter in general - I've already had questions about whom I "borrowed" the photos from!
Yes, I actually went to face my nemesis. And between us, I'll admit that I enjoyed it as much as everyone else did. 
However, my long term relationship with winter has not been affected despite this small truce. I still have no particular affection for the most wicked of seasons.

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