Let It Snow

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Modgy Luminary Lanterns set the mood in any space with the addition of water and water-activated, floating LED candles. These durable, plastic luminaries feature modern, graphic designs and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Modgy luminaries complement an elegant wedding, trendy dinner party or relaxed patio gathering and are also perfect for every day living. Modgy Luminary Lanterns will not break or chip and eliminate concerns about fire hazards due to the use of flameless, floating candles.

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865-1931) lived on a farm in Vermont where the annual snowfall was about 120 inches. Fascinated by minute details of the natural world surrounding him, he studied nature closely. After receiving a microscope for his 15th birthday, he turned his attention to snowflakes. Four years later, he made the first successful photograph of a snowflake, and so invented microphotography.

Standing in the cold for hours at a time so the crystals wouldn’t melt, he would patiently catch a tray of snowflakes. With a feather, he would position them one at a time under the lens of his microscope, which he had connected to a camera, and take the shot. Each exposure required a minute and a half. Over his lifetime he photographed over 5000 snow crystals in all their infinite variety.

A handful of his snowflakes decorate our frosty luminary.