Earth video 

Check out @NOAASatellites’s Tweet:

It’s one of the nicest videos of Earth I think. It’s small but smooth and even. 


Antarctic video gallery — Australian Antarctic Division

I just finished reading, In A Sunburned Country, by Bill Bryson. I have now read it 4-5 times as well as listening to him read it. It’s on my top 10 list for a fascinating subject as well as his unique view of the world. Look him up!
I was doing some browsing looking at maps, Aboriginal issues, water when I came on this website about Australian Antarctic Research, Antarctic exploration and science being one of my interests.
This site process once again, the wonders, if only minor of the internet. From Utah, SLC, I can watch videos of Australian science! I hope the wonders of the internet never become jaded for me and for those who follow.

Microsculpture – The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Insects are a feast for photographers. Convenient. Small. Local. Bizarre. Colorful. I’ve been a bug lover for as long as I can recall. Its one of the reasons I started working at trying to be a photographer. Its a part of the world surrounding us, yet hidden, unless we take the time and. strange looks from others as we get down on our knees, nose to the ground, grabbing a glimpse when we can,  of this overlooked world, during the mad rush of living. Fortunate for us to have photographers who scoot down to the level of this world and show us it’s unique beauty and the strange adaptions they’ve evolved to be the dominant inhabitants of Earth. Enjoy!
PS: We’ve got nothing on Bugs.

Millions of native orchids flourish at former mining waste site — ScienceDaily

If you’ve lost your way to this blog, you know I tend to the unusual and try to peak into the places between. To the extent I keep to that tack, this could billow those sails.
It also speaks to life’s never-ending march to settle into most unlikely places. Something for which all of us can be grateful for. In part because the struggle to make a home in whatever nook or cranny will serve, seems to produce some of the most beautiful forms in that long slow march forward.