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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ghost34
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2 months ago

Warm and cold at the same time.

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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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Raine Soo
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2 months ago (edited)

I have never seen this before. Maybe it would like to come and fold my sheets.

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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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Soozie Poozie
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2 months ago

I thought there was nothing prettier than Christmas lights... turns out, I was wrong. Beautiful!

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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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Luther von Wolfen
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2 months ago

What a beautiful, freezing hellscape.

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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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2 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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2 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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Soozie Poozie
Community Member
2 months ago

That's a big, fat NOPE!

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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
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2 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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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

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

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#10

Yep That's Snow

Yep That's Snow

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80 Van
Community Member
2 months ago

The owl looks shocked too.

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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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Juan Hernandez
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2 months ago

its like the snow is holding it up

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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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Jaclyn
Community Member
2 months ago

That's nice, but the thick ice all over the windshield is stressing me out. That would be a nightmare to get off/melt.

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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
2 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
2 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
2 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
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2 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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pusheen buttercup
Community Member
2 months ago

The snow is in a punk band!

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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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J
Community Member
2 months ago

Sorcery!

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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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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

The Great snow off Kanagawa

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#20

The Way The Snow Accumulated

The Way The Snow Accumulated

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Raine Soo
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2 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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Juan Hernandez
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2 months ago

snow snake

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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
2 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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Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

This is pure magical winter wonderland

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#24

Snowballs

Snowballs

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k1ddkanuck
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2 months ago

That's really cool.

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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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Raine Soo
Community Member
2 months ago

Are you sure aliens didn't form those?

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#26

Perfectly Melted Ribbon Of Snow

Perfectly Melted Ribbon Of Snow

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Brett
Community Member
2 months ago

This one might be the best

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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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Juan Hernandez
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2 months ago

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#28

So It Snowed On The Cabbage Field

So It Snowed On The Cabbage Field

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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

looks like a little army

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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
2 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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80 Van
Community Member
2 months ago

Getting the Trump house ready for his return next month.

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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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2 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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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Great house design, very pleasing, happy and warm, even in winter!

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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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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

mmmmm soft served

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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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Raine Soo
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2 months ago

Snow spikes.

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#35

Snow, "Freshly Groomed", Beaver Creek, Colorado

Snow, "Freshly Groomed", Beaver Creek, Colorado

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Brett
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2 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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2 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
2 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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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

i want to jump on that so bad

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#39

Snow Is Curling Off This Roof

Snow Is Curling Off This Roof

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Cip IESAN
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2 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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Juan Hernandez
Community Member
2 months ago

its a ravioli

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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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2 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
2 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
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2 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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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
2 months ago

This is oddly satisfying, alright.

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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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2 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
2 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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2 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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Cip IESAN
Community Member
2 months ago

Very cool!

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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
2 months ago

You definitely need better weather stripping.

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