TINY TREASURES. A wintery snowflake poem by award-winning Washington State poet and artist, Jennifer Preston Chushcoff, printed with a watercolor woods. A unique winter-themed gift perfect for art lovers and writers. A thoughtful holiday or birthday present suitable for home and office.
The stillness of the winter sky
surrenders frosty flowers
for making forts and snowmen
snowballs and icy towers.
From specks of dust and water’s breath
these crystals form and float,
unique like snowy fingerprints.
Catch them on your coat!
See the tiny winter stars
with six ferny, feather arms.
Their joyful little faces shine
cut like gems and lacy charms.
Winter clouds are factories
of soft and quiet gears
across our atmosphere.
They’re puffing prose and poetry
in semaphores and codes,
which tumble down to yards and lakes,
as weather’s ancient odes.
We’re in each dainty flake
our breath, its crystal bone
so as it glides to earth,
it’s really coming home.
Fun facts about snowflakes:
Snowflakes are born out of a speck of dust and water vapor – not a rain droplet. They take shape as they move through the cloud and down to us. Since no two will ever travel the exact same path, no two snowflakes will ever be identical.
No two alike, similar to fingerprints.
“Facet,” which describes snow crystals, literally means, “little face.”
About 1,000 of our molecules are in each flake that falls, according to Kenneth Libbrecht in The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty.
Printed on thick, durable, matte paper. The frame is made with wood from renewable forests.
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame
• Black .75” thick frame
• Acrylite front protector
• Hanging hardware included
TINY TREASURES snowflake poem printed with forest watercolor art, framed