Catching the fleeting scenes of many splendored life with a camera.
'Look closely. The beautiful may be small' — Kant

22 March 2013

Random Picks. Time, Seeds and Regular Hexagons

'As the waves make toward the pebbled shore, so do our minutes hasten to their end.' — William Shakespeare

Reflections in a clock. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) seedpod and seeds
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Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) seeds. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Leafminers make plant leaves look like someone was doodling squiggly lines. Leafminers are the larvae of various beetles, flies, moths and sawflies. The adult lays their eggs on the leaf and the larvae burrow into the leaf and tunnel through it, feeding and leaving a whitish trail behind them. If you see a dark dot at the end of one of the lines, that's the culprit at work.

Leafminer damage to dandelion leaves. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Honeycomb structure — a wonderful example of natural engineering: simplicity, parsimony and efficiency.

Honeycomb candles texture. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

Beeswax candles. (© LightColourShade. All rights reserved)

2 comments:

  1. You certainly know how to make the commonplace spectacular! A wonderful collection.

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    1. Thanks. I do try to find something interesting and beautiful in the commonplace, since the extraordinary isn't a daily occurrence.

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