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Beauty Knows No Size

Ever been on a vacation and visited some famous home or other with its magnificent gardens? Of course your wallet was lightened considerably for the "privilege". There are plenty of such homes in the deep South. And the flowers and landscaping are unquestionably gorgeous. Look at the large and colorful blooms, the weeping effect of the trees, the rich greenery.

But sometimes we can lose track of the fact that beauty exists even in the smallest of objects - ones we cannot see. I recall spotting a small weed about four or so inches tall that was a clump of tiny, tiny blooms. The weed was called Curly Toes in a native wildflower book. On really close examination, I noticed each flower looked like the loveliest orchid! But that discovery brings to my mind beauty at an even smaller scale.

Grains of pollen and those tiny seashells of microscopic size called diatoms that make up diatomaceous earth, a simple filtering aid. How magnificent. Impossibly beautiful. Truly, beauty knows no size. Have you not found that to be true, yourself?


Image Credit » Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/pollen-microscope-543490/

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lookatdesktop wrote on May 20, 2017, 11:58 PM

I have been very excited by seeing snow flake crystals enlarged. I also like your picture that you provided of these microscopic pollen spores. Yes, Beauty can be found at all levels.

VinceSummers wrote on May 21, 2017, 8:04 AM

Diatoms are much more beautiful, but obtaining a free image for display was quite difficult.

MegL wrote on May 23, 2017, 8:58 AM

Yes, beauty can be found at all sizes. I studied Botany in University and some of the pollen grains from archaeological digs were fascinating. My favourite though was always the small and microscopic pond life found when dipping a jamjar into a pond or lake.

MegL wrote on May 23, 2017, 9:01 AM

Try this one from Noaa http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/corp2365.htm