Archive for January 13, 2012

Ice Embryos

I will grant that this is an unusual reference for the literal substance that will follow in the photos, but I was struck by the parallel when looking at the images by themselves.  The forming ice actually has the appearance of cells…me thinks…and the accompanying photo array demonstrates the allegory or likeness of life forming in a womb.

If the page you are viewing has the graffitied water chute with the beautiful ice formations in the header photo, the “nursery” for these ice babies is located toward the far right side of that picture, at the bottom of the smaller water fall…

I suppose I should add a photo of the graffitied chute in case it doesn’t randomly appear when you’re viewing the page…so here it is…or a large portion of it…the part that I’m referring to anyway….

…and then this is the close-up of the nursery itself….

This next photo has the appearance of the inside of a fallopian tube where the wonder of fertilization takes place…you can almost imagine the cilia inside the tube pushing the little egg along on its journey…

…and these could be little ice cells dividing and making more of themselves, stem-cells that differentiate into their programmed forms…

…with the mass developing into tissues that will flesh-out the body in whole…

…until we can see it in embryo-form…

…and lastly the little buds where the limbs will grow…

…or maybe not…but that’s what came to My mind the first time I looked at the photos.