I am posting a bit early today because I took a day of vacation today. Over the last 3 days I was given a chance to practice shooting snowflakes again. We had a snow on Friday which this image is from. The flakes were beautiful ones but had these little balls stuck to them in various degrees. I posted this shot on G+ and am waiting to hear from the Snowflake expert who inspired me to try these as to what they are, I was thinking sleet. I shot these images using my macro lens along with a 2x converter to get in even closer and I used a ring flash for light. Yesterday afternoon it snowed again and I am processing a few I got from that where I think they came out OK. I am sure you will see one or two of those here in the near future.