Jul 21, 2007

For Meno

Because to the watchful eye there are things in Nature, simple things, almost-hidden things that have the uncanny ability to take our breath clean away, to make us wonder, and to make atheists come one shuddering, unwilling step toward a belief in a Maker.

9 comments:

meno said...

Oh that is wondrous. If you look at the picture in its large format, it could be both the inner space of our bodies, or the outer space of a galaxy. Thank you! :)

Scott from Oregon said...

I am surprised you caught that starfish without motion blur- they're pretty fast, you know...

Musta used a really high shutter speed...

Schmoopie said...

When Stucco and I took our trip to OR in 2004, I saw my first purple starfish up close. I literally screamed with delight at it. I love the orange ones too. I feel like a little kid when we find hermit crabs, starfish, jellyfish and all of the beautiful shells at the beach. Thanks for the beautiful picture. :)

Nancy Dancehall said...

Fractals.

Stucco said...

Am I the only one who looked at that and wondered what it tastes like? Maybe I'm hungry. Or French...

Irrelephant said...

Meno, you're more than welcome. I regret that this year I won't be able to get anywhere near the coast, especially now that I have this gawds-awful camera. Next year, however...

Scott, I got really lucky--this one had been tearing across the side of a big cliff headed for the open water and he dashed straight into a zebra mussel that had stopped at a yield sign. Stunned him long enough that I could scramble over there and get a good snap.

Schmoopie, I think I did too. *lol* And the first time I saw purple-tipped sea urchins, and the first time I saw green anenomes, and the first time I saw barnacles sieving the water with their ferns, and the first time I held a real hermit crab...and and and. *grin* I could happily spend the rest of my life tidepooling. And you're also very welcome.

Nancy, could you be a little less obvious? I mean sheesh. *wink*

Stucco: Unequivocally Yes. Yes you are the only one who wonders what it tastes like. Take it from me, I'm more French than I care to admit and I still don't wonder what it tastes like.

Rayne said...

The patterns in nature are truly incredible, aren't they?

Cheesy said...

LOL @ Scott and you!!

btw,,, I think that starfish is my neighbor!

Irrelephant said...

Rayne, if I had the time and the freedom I think I could happily spend the rest of my life chasing down and photographing things like the patterns on the wingcases of beetles and the texture of different trees.

Cheesy, he started it! It's all HIS fault!

IS he now? Is he quiet and thoughtful or is he one of those annoying neighbors that you always have to call the cops on for loud music and dead hookers in his garage?