I miss winters up north cross country skiing. One of the more beautiful things I've experienced is being deep in a forest, during a light snow, with snow already on the ground. The peace and quiet. My happy place.
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.