Tuesday Tines: The “All Creatures Great and Small” Edition

Grains of pollen as photographed by an electron microscope. The one in the middle is from a pumpkin and the teeny tiny blue one next to it is from a Forget-Me-Not flower (which are coming into bloom in the Bay Area).

Please throw away your antibacterial hand splooge, get rid of your toxic cleaners, rethink the overzealous use of soap in the shower and go out and get dirty. Especially if you are a kid or have kids. Your immune system depends on it.

A human flea. Who knew your hairdresser was so fabulous?

Electron microscope pictures of friends in the insect and spider kingdom.

A universe inside every black hole. Now, does the universe inside a blackhole have blackholes with other universes in them? (Head exploshun.)

Russia, you’re being a jerk. Knock it off.

A Town Called Panic. We just watched this over the weekend. Absolutely brilliant, inspiring and hilarious. Highly recommended.

A Cecropia moth. Moths often emerge before butterflies in the spring, and are just as, if not more, beautiful and mysterious. And often overlooked.

You’ve probably already seen this. If not, you’re welcome.

We live in a beautiful world, as illustrated by the above journey around the world in 2000 (stop motion) pictures. (Barcelona, Paris, St. Petersburg, New York, Shanghai, etc.)


Forget-Me-Not pollen

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky;

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.



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