Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: T | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beach, Beauty, Photography | Comments Off
When we think of beach sand, most of us think of this.
Photo found at the Banzai Surf School.
Nice! But nothing special.
But microscope photographer Dr. Gary Greenberg knows what beach sand REALLY looks like. This!
Pictured below, a collection of magnified beach sand from Maui, Hawaii resembles booty from a pirate’s treasure chest.
Sand grains from Okinawa, Japan include starry skeletons of single-celled foraminifera.
And these microscopic shells once housed microscopic snails.
So the next time you see a sand castle, remember, it’s a trove of microscopic riches!
Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Author: T | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Cleverness, Snow, Winter | Comments Off
Building a snow slide in the backyard is a no-brainer when the white stuff piles up.
This one is impressive. But one made of ice is even better!
Oh, and that building in the background? ALSO BUILT OF ICE.
Welcome to the Ice Festival in Harbin, China, where frozen treats include an international snow sculpture art expo, an ice lantern art fair, winter swimming, chilly stays in ice hotels, dog sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowmobiling and romantic sleigh rides.
If there’s anyplace outside Arendelle that you might find yourself rubbing frozen shoulders with Queen Elsa, this is it.
(Photos found at Distractify)