Posts tagged “macro-photography

Prickly Pear “In-sight”

We’re used to seeing them like this, out in the desert wilderness of Arizona and other southwestern locales, or possibly even in other parts of the world….

Prickly Pear Cactus

Or we take a closer look and see the spines in their protective glory and the plump fruit that is awaiting harvest by desert creatures…and humans, too.

Prickly Pear cactus closer

But we don’t often get a view of what is inside those cactus “leaves” to witness what must be the vascular highway that provides the overall structure while transporting water and nutrients from one part of the plant to another as the seasons demand….

Prickly Pear cactus inside 1

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 2

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 3

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 4

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 5

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 6

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 7

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Prickly Pear cactus inside 8

I think there is a particular “something” about the structure of the cactus’s leaves…a sort of compelling and abstract beauty….

Prickly Pear cactus inside 9

 


…is still a rose….

A rose…by any other name….

pink rose close-up


January’s Jewels

Found these on the branch of a streamside bush on the way up to Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Crystals in a line

There’s something kind of wonderful about winter crystals….

Crystals on a branch

Hmm…I thought this last one was clearer than it appears to be now…even so, I think it’s a pretty crystal flower…..

Crystal Bouquet


Winter Treasures….

Icy pearls in winter stream 1

Icy pearls in winter stream 2

Icy pearls in winter stream 3

Icy pearls in winter stream 4

Icy pearls in winter stream 5

Icy pearls in winter stream 7


Derail…

Derail –

1. to cause to run off the rails

2. a. to obstruct the progress of

b. to upset the stability or composure of

Synonyms: agitateailalarm (also alarum), bother,concerndisturbdiscomfortdiscomposedismaydisquiet,distemperdistractdistressexerciseflurryfrazzlefreak (out)fusshagrideperturbundounhingeunsettleupset,weird outworry

Antonyms: calmcomposequietsettlesoothetranquilize(also tranquillize)

Related Words: aggravateangerannoybugchafechivy(or chivvy), exasperatefretgallgetgrateharassharry,irkirritatenettlepeevepesterpiqueput offput out,rilevexbedevilhauntplagueabashconfoundconfuse,discomfitdisconcertdiscountenanceembarrassfaze,flusterjarmortifynonplusrattleshake updaunt,demoralizediscouragedisheartendispiritunnerve

***Above information courtesy Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary

Rusted Rail Mineral Fork Utah


Russian olives

Something different….

Russian Olives 1

Russian Olives 2

Russian Olives 3

Russian Olives 4

Russian Olive Clean-up


Good Morning Merry Sunshine….

Good morning, merry Sunshine, how did you wake so soon?

You’ve scared the little stars away and shone away the moon.

I watched you go to bed last night, before I stopped my play…

How did you get way over there, and, pray, where did you stay?

I never go to sleep, my dear, I just go ’round to see

My little children of the East, who rise to watch for me.

I wake all the birds and bees, and flowers on my way…

Then last of all, the little child who stayed out late to play.

By Unknown Author


Frost-ing…?


Lichen


Surface of the…?