We are used to tossing the snow around and building giant genitals snowmen out of it. But let's switch things up—let's take a second and admire it. After all, there are only so many white days in a year. Assuming you aren't living too far from the equator and too high above sea level, of course.

Bored Panda compiled a list of (oddly) satisfying photos to show you that snow and ice can soothe your soul more than you ever thought, so continue scrolling and let your problems drift away into the vast, cold distance until you forget them completely. At least for a few minutes.

#1

Snow Clinging On To The Branches Of A Tree, Finland

Snow Clinging On To The Branches Of A Tree, Finland

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Jaclyn
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5 months ago

This is a beautiful shot. It's reminiscent of cherry blossoms and the cold of the snow/frost is contrasted by the warmth of the sun setting perfectly. It gives me a sense of hope. I would 100% frame this for my wall.

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Checking out all these gorgeous pics, I remembered a cool saying I have been hearing my whole life: no two snow crystals are alike. I have to admit, I never looked it up. Probably because that sounded so cool, I didn't want to find out whether it was true or not. However, it's time we put this question to rest. 

Turns out, the scientific consensus states that the likelihood of two large snow crystals being identical is zero. The probability that two snow crystals (a single ice crystal) or flakes (a snow crystal or multiple snow crystals stuck together) will be exactly alike in molecular structure and in appearance, is very, very minute.

#2

The Ice Neatly Folded Itself

The Ice Neatly Folded Itself

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Julia Atkinson
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5 months ago

And this is how Vienetta is made.

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Each winter, about 1 septillion (1, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000 or a trillion trillion) snow crystals drop from the sky. To go through all of them would be quite an exhausting task. So, people rely on cloud physicists, crystallographers, and meteorologists to explain why there are no two snow crystals alike.

First, we need to keep in mind that not all water molecules are exactly alike. According to this paper in The Library Of Congress, "Water molecules have two hydrogen molecules with one 16O atom. However, not all water molecules will have this arrangement. Some water molecules will have an atom of deuterium in place of one of the hydrogen atoms and some water molecules will have an atom of 18O. Since the molecular makeup of snow crystals varies greatly from one to another, it follows that each snow crystal will be slightly different."

#3

Fresh Snow Over Christmas Lights

Fresh Snow Over Christmas Lights

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

That's a stunning effect.

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Also, the unique and complex features of snow crystals are very much affected by unstable atmospheric conditions. Snow crystals are sensitive to temperature and will change in shape and design as they fall to the ground and are exposed to weather fluctuations. To have two snow crystals or flakes that went through exactly the same history of development is virtually impossible.

How cool is that? Finally, I can sleep in peace.

#4

Art Only Nature Can Create. My Fence This Morning After A Snowy Night On Terschelling, The Netherlands

Art Only Nature Can Create. My Fence This Morning After A Snowy Night On Terschelling, The Netherlands

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

This is very unique - haunting, even.

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#5

This Pattern In The Snow On A Patio Table

This Pattern In The Snow On A Patio Table

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

That's a winter tire hub cap, right? :D

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#6

The Snow Was Very Geometric When I Went Skiing

The Snow Was Very Geometric When I Went Skiing

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

That's beautiful. It looks like a tree ornament.

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#7

How My Cat Feels About Snow

How My Cat Feels About Snow

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

That is a firm NO.

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#8

When Constant Winds And Ice Meet A Fence

When Constant Winds And Ice Meet A Fence

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80 Van
Community Member
5 months ago

It’s snow cubby shelves.

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#9

When They Ask If There's Much Wind Where We Live

When They Ask If There's Much Wind Where We Live

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Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
5 months ago

Chevy in a baseball cap!

ArhomR
Community Member
5 months ago

Or, alien landing.

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
5 months ago

Marilyn Monroe’s dress from the famous The Seven Year Itch photo of her standing over the subway grate

Mary Peace
Community Member
5 months ago

You're right, that's brilliant!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Nah, it's never windy here. Why, what gave you that idea?

RavenclawQueen
Community Member
5 months ago

The car's wearing a sunhat in the winter!

Ms.M.
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a newfangled aerodynamic spoiler or something ;-)

Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Wind made a wind shelter...

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
5 months ago

So, how far could you drive before it fell off?

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

WOW

Faith Nicole
Community Member
5 months ago

That looks so cool

J
Community Member
5 months ago

Bad ski slope!

Freya Fluharty
Community Member
5 months ago

That made me laugh out loud!

Anli
Community Member
5 months ago

Why does it remind me of Marilyn Monroe?

Rustyn Birch
Community Member
5 months ago

A little bit... Ha!

Dawn K
Community Member
5 months ago

Whoa!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
5 months ago

Who want's a shade with this weather?

LadyAna
Community Member
5 months ago

...wow.

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
5 months ago

Winter surf board

Rubee Tubesteak
Community Member
5 months ago

Wyoming?

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
5 months ago

Simply amazing! Looks like an all too familiar hair style.

Danieletc
Community Member
5 months ago

At moments like this, I'm glad I'm not a Ford-or-Chevy guy.

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#10

Yep That's Snow

Yep That's Snow

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, I guess I'm not going anywhere today.

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#11

The Way The Snow Is Resting On This Handmade Stone Arch

The Way The Snow Is Resting On This Handmade Stone Arch

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Like white fingers holding the rocks in place...

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#12

The Way The Snow Rolled Down On My Windshield

The Way The Snow Rolled Down On My Windshield

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Kendra Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

That's beautiful

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#13

A Perfect Snow Flake Landed On Me After Work

A Perfect Snow Flake Landed On Me After Work

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

It looks so... unique!

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#14

Snow At Versailles

Snow At Versailles

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, that's beautiful...

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#15

Snow Striped Forest

Snow Striped Forest

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Would that not make a beautiful greeting card, print, or wallpaper?

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#16

Apple Orchard After A Snowfall

Apple Orchard After A Snowfall

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Shalini Pabreja
Community Member
5 months ago

Don’t need to decorate for Christmas then I guess!

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#17

This Stop Sign After A Week Of No Sun

This Stop Sign After A Week Of No Sun

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Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
5 months ago

Trying to recreate Björk’s Swan Dress?

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#18

The Snow Has Settled Only On The Outline Of The Bricks On My Friends Driveway

The Snow Has Settled Only On The Outline Of The Bricks On My Friends Driveway

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
5 months ago

Bricks are darker/warmer than cement. Snow melted on bricks.

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#19

This Crazy Ice Wave Formation From Snow Slowly Melting Off The Tin Roof Of My Patio

This Crazy Ice Wave Formation From Snow Slowly Melting Off The Tin Roof Of My Patio

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Christy Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a creepy monster hand sneaking up on someone.

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#20

The Way The Snow Accumulated

The Way The Snow Accumulated

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

This is amazingly cartoonish - like an elf village.

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#21

The Snow Melted And Slid Down The Wire In A Spiral Form

The Snow Melted And Slid Down The Wire In A Spiral Form

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varwenea
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like the kind of candy you buy at a carnival or confection shop where the candy is made to swirl around a stick.

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#22

Snow Rolls Formed By The Wind

Snow Rolls Formed By The Wind

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

These replace the hay rolls I usually see in the summer.

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#23

The Snowfall On This Train Trestle

The Snowfall On This Train Trestle

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Debi Blackshaw
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5 months ago

Beautiful photo, I'd frame this.

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#24

Snowballs

Snowballs

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Zoe's Mom
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5 months ago

Calvin and Hobbes did this.

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#25

The Remains Of Last Winters Snow. Carn Ban Mor, Scotland

The Remains Of Last Winters Snow. Carn Ban Mor, Scotland

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Nigel Rodgers
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful but risky.

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#26

Perfectly Melted Ribbon Of Snow

Perfectly Melted Ribbon Of Snow

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Pol Macqueron
Community Member
5 months ago

Salvador Dali likes that

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#27

Snow Melted To Form A Moustache On My Car This Morning

Snow Melted To Form A Moustache On My Car This Morning

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I'manoob!
Community Member
5 months ago

They grow up so fast...

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#28

So It Snowed On The Cabbage Field

So It Snowed On The Cabbage Field

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Panda_Plush<3
Community Member
5 months ago

This reminds me of one of those mattress adds where they show the supportive layer at the bottom with bumps like these.

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#29

This Lone Tree And The Curvy Snow Waves

This Lone Tree And The Curvy Snow Waves

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E Menendez
Community Member
5 months ago

Soothing.

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#30

Took This Picture Of The Snow Wave On My Roof Today

Took This Picture Of The Snow Wave On My Roof Today

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Christy Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

The sky looks like a blanket of snow too.

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#31

Unmelted Snow In The Shadows

Unmelted Snow In The Shadows

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Martha Hubbs
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5 months ago

This is awesome!

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#32

These Snow Covered Cars In Finland

These Snow Covered Cars In Finland

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Payton O'Banion
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5 months ago

I Love the sky colors and the house colors.

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#33

These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

These Cool Snow Swirls On Logs That Look Like Ice Cream

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Shirley Heyn
Community Member
5 months ago

Whipped cream on Yule Logs. . .

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#34

The Way The Frost Formed On The Screen Around My Deck

The Way The Frost Formed On The Screen Around My Deck

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Megan White
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow. That's cool!

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#35

Snow, "Freshly Groomed", Beaver Creek, Colorado

Snow, "Freshly Groomed", Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Brett
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Me going to beaver creek to hope this is still there Edit: never mind it is a 3 hour drive from where I live in Colorado

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#36

This Frozen Leaf Carved A Perfect Circle In The Snow

This Frozen Leaf Carved A Perfect Circle In The Snow

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Dried leaf as a compass.

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#37

A Guy In My City Shoveled This Snow Pattern In His Driveway

A Guy In My City Shoveled This Snow Pattern In His Driveway

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

It takes much dedication to achieve that chevron pattern. Mad props to the neighbour.

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#38

Perfect Snowfall

Perfect Snowfall

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

The big one looks like a flan and the little one looks like a mochi (Japanese dessert).

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#39

Snow Is Curling Off This Roof

Snow Is Curling Off This Roof

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

The Persistence of Snow Memory...

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#40

The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

The Snow On This Patio Table Looks Like A Pastry Pie

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Is it apple or cherry?

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#41

The Snow In My Front Yard Formed Like This. Awesome

The Snow In My Front Yard Formed Like This. Awesome

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Nigel Rodgers
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5 months ago

Snow dunes.

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#42

Christmas Lights Encased In Snow After Today's Snowstorm In Chicago

Christmas Lights Encased In Snow After Today's Snowstorm In Chicago

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THE DOG LIFE
Community Member
5 months ago

Pretty!

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#43

This Thin Streak Of Snow Across Ohio

This Thin Streak Of Snow Across Ohio

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80 Van
Community Member
5 months ago

I don’t understand how that happened.

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#44

Stacked Slabs Of Snow

Stacked Slabs Of Snow

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

It's Canada. Par for the course.

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#45

This Picture Of Untouched Snow

This Picture Of Untouched Snow

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Mary Rose Kent
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5 months ago

Anyone else seeing buttocks here as well

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#46

Fresh Snow On Frozen Lake

Fresh Snow On Frozen Lake

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Jaclyn
Community Member
5 months ago

Ah that's the stuff.

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#47

The Way This Snow Stayed In Place When The Trunk Was Opened/Closed

The Way This Snow Stayed In Place When The Trunk Was Opened/Closed

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80 Van
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5 months ago

It looks like a James Bond-style shield.

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#48

A Japanese Coke Machine In The Snow

A Japanese Coke Machine In The Snow

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k1ddkanuck
Community Member
5 months ago

This should be an ad in a subway station or something.

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#49

Some Snow Blew In Through The Crack

Some Snow Blew In Through The Crack

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Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

You definitely need better weather stripping.

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