Monkey Wrench

The crystal formations at the ends of each branch make me imaging six monkey wrenches stuck together, or possibly even a six-sided tire iron.

Why this snowflake lacks more elaborate growth is a mystery to me, known only by the cloud in which it formed.

I can tell, however, that the snowflake has a few run-ins with water droplets during its life. The bumps along its surface that hide the clean crystalline structure were likely caused by collisions with tiny water droplets on its way to earth.

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