Friday, August 12, 2011

tiniest of seashells

I found this website a couple of weeks ago, and I thought the images that Dr Gary Greenberg creates are so beautiful!  From his website: 

"During the 1990's he invented and developed high-definition, three-dimensional 
light microscopes, for which he was issued eighteen US patents.  
Since 2001, Dr. Greenberg focuses hi microscopes on common objects, such as grains of sand, 
flowers, and food.  These everyday objects take on a new reality when magnified 
hundreds of times, revealing hidden and unexpected aspects of nature.  
Dr. Greenberg's images of sand make us realize that as we walk along a beach 
we are strolling upon thousands of years of biological and geological history" 

Those images are magnified grains of sand, and I love how they look like teeny, tiny seashells.  It makes you think that the sand you're walking on could have been a seashell that one of the very first humans picked up at some point thousands of years ago.  It also reminds me how beautiful the design of our planet is, and how wondrous it is that something that seems so average to our naked eye actually has such a beautiful, purposeful design when you look closer at it.  It makes me want to celebrate the creation of this beautiful planet!  

Enjoy your weekend everyone, and remember to celebrate the beauty in the everyday objects you see around you!

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