With the end of winter fast approaching, I thought today would be a good time to celebrate the snowflake with a gorgeous image gallery. Naturally, those are professional photots, but I’m assured that anyone can take amazing pictures of snowflakes with the right camera. If that’s a bit beyond your budget, consider this flash game instead.

Or, just head out and enjoy your snow while you still have it. I’ll be sitting here in sunny FL wishing for hot cocoa (with marshmallows) weather and missing the hours I used to spend building snowmen, sledding and ice skating.

I’ve always been intrigued by optical illusions. Here are a few of my favorites.

This one is not exactly an optical illusion, but it does trick your eyes into seeing animation

This is an entire webpage of strategically placed objects that create optical illusions.

And one that I simply stumbled across tonight. I’ll leave this one up to your imagination. If you don’t see it right away, move back a bit from your monitor.

Book Gore

I’m an avowed bibliophile. My proudest moment was when I purchased massive bookshelves and actually had enough shelving room in my house to hold all my books. So, on one hand, I’m finding it a little painful and somewhat gory to look at book art , but it’s so damn cool that I can’t stop looking at it.