So the other day when it was fairly cold it snowed. Today it's 60. Anyway, it was not really cold enough to capture a snowflake image, the snow was not coming down well at all and most of it was broken. I didn't have time to get anything black cold enough so I used this scarf that I had outside to do bubbles with. So things were working against me but I was able to capture a couple of flakes that turned out fairly OK. This is one of them. From the snowflake photographer that I follow on G+ this snowflake looks as it does, with that mottled look, was because it was warm and beginning to melt and crystals attached to it as well.