those snowflakes are amazing. i will definitely investigate further next time i’m in a state.
also, in terms of psy culture, you could start talking about dreadlocks and ‘happy pants’ etc, but in my opinion that’s just unnecessary stereotyping.
from my experiences going to psy festivals, the one thing they all have in common is a peaceful, friendly, community vibe. i reckon that’s what defines the psy culture.
it definitely shouldn’t have anything to do with people’s appearance - i think times have moved on from that kind of tribal / group-think attitude.
as to patterns in nature, i have a copy of a book by alan watts called the joyous cosmology. it’s kind of similar to aldous huxley’s doors of perception, but better. interspersed throughout the writing are full-page photographs of beautiful patterns in nature.