Yesterday's snowfall, the winter's first, provided opportunities for photographing snow crystals this morning. Snow crystals look the best when they are fresh, because after a while their arms start to break off or melt and then refreeze, creating peculiar looking "appendages".
I was about a day late. These are the only 2 crystals I could spot this morning before my fingers got too cold. As you can tell from the pictures, these crystals had already lost their symmetry.
Compare these pictures with those I took back in February of 2006.