But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment whiteöthen melts for ever. -Burns, Robert
Snowflakes or snow crystals form when ice crystals freeze around tiny particles of dust that are in the air, and join together as they fall. Ice crystals that melt as they fall become rain. Ice crystals that form near the ground are called frost.
Alter Nature: We Can - Makoto Azuma - Frozen Pine (2010) In Frozen Pine, a Z33 commission, a bonsai pine tree is ‘freeze-sprayed’ and presented in an especially designed refrigerator. The icicles slowly extract the colour from the bonsai tree – the bonsai dies, but its beauty is preserved in optimum conditions.