Posted: February 12th, 2017 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Flowers, Photography | No Comments »
Arcadia, CA artist Craig P. Burroughs uses ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence photography to capture what the human eye fails to see: the longer wavelengths of light certain plants reflect.
Behold the Bee Balm blossom, in all its fluorescent glory.
The Blanket Flower, baring its true colors.
Hawthorne flowers, plainly prismatic.
Ice Plant realness.
And the Kangaroo’s Paw, bold and beautiful.
Take a look at more of Craig P. Burrows’ incredible photography. You’ll never see the world the same!
All photos © Craig P. Burrows
Posted: November 13th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Beauty, Cleverness, Nature | No Comments »
Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy heads into nature to create works of art by arranging leaves, sticks, rocks, and ice into dazzling patterns.
His art is transient. Wind can blow it away. Movement can scatter it. Heat can melt it. But for a short, precious time it brings beauty, order, and innovation to the wilderness.
“When I make something, it may vanish, but it’s part of the history of those places,” he says.
See more of Andy Goldsworthy’s amazing art here. And check out his books. They would make wonderful holiday presents!
Posted: June 15th, 2016 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Artwork, Beauty, Goals and Achievements, History | No Comments »
Australian Aboriginal artist Loongkoonan was born in a time and place where births of native people were not recorded, but estimates she was born somewhere around the year 1910, which makes her 105 years old or so. She took up painting in her 90s as a way to keep busy!
Her art is inspired by her Aboriginal upbringing and the many years she spent exploring her country on foot. Traditional Aboriginal art uses dots of paint to record memories and knowledge.
Loongkoonan has created around 380 works, using acrylic paints on canvas and linen, during her career and shows no signs of slowing down. Bringing beauty and joy into the world is an ageless pursuit!
To learn more about Loongkoonan and her Aboriginal heritage, visit mashable.com, where these pics are from!
Posted: March 27th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Holidays, Nature | No Comments »
Bringing its A game to this year’s Easter festivities is…
the Automeris larra caterpillar, from South America!
Photo © Marco Fischer
This one gets all the Easter colors in one festive package…and isn’t afraid of showing it off.
Later, it brings it down a notch, changing from an eye-popping caterpillar to ride out the Spring as a simply stunning moth. Well done, Automeris larra!
Image found at Wikipedia
Posted: March 20th, 2016 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Spring | No Comments »
Today is the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it’s the first day of spring.
Look around. Everything’s bursting into color. Oh, and the flowers are coming up, too!
Posted: December 6th, 2015 | Author: T P | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Photography | No Comments »
By now, most trees have dropped their colorful autumn foliage, but few have done it as beautifully as this 1,400-year-old Gingko tree in China’s Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple. Believed to have been planted during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), this tree is now big enough to rule the fall with a deluge of brilliant gold.
Show-offs can be a drag, but this magnificent tree is a shining exception. Let’s hope it tries to top itself next year!
Photos found at My Modern Met
Posted: April 5th, 2015 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Beauty, Flowers, Holidays | No Comments »
Easter colors, and one of my favorite flowers. Happy Easter, everyone!
Posted: February 20th, 2015 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beach, Beauty, Photography | No Comments »
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: October 5th, 2014 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Goals and Achievements | No Comments »
The winner of Best Tailfeathers 2014 goes to this white peafowl. Congratulations, peafowl!
Image source: http://www.viralboo.com/most-beautiful-peacocks-on-earth
Posted: August 8th, 2014 | Author: timp67 | Filed under: T Writes | Tags: Animals, Beauty, Photography | No Comments »
Hummingbirds are some of my favorite creatures. No bigger than a ping-pong ball and no heavier than a nickel, they are fearless at confronting beings hundreds of times greater in size. I’ve put up a feeder by my window in order to watch their aerial antics, but the tiny fliers always seem too quick and too far away to get a really good look.
Photographer Chris Morgan has captured the iridescent plumage of this teensy terror in all its glory. Each intricate feather is smaller than a caraway seed but packs a colorful punch!