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Ominous storm moving in
If there are some powerful winds with this storm it seems that freshly cut hay could be scattered. Never the less, it's a powerful image.

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The everyday world close up
An electron microscope shot of an electric razor with cut whiskers.
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+evaesque silkyway and the razor is the tractor bringing in the harvest.;-)
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The seal on King Tut's tomb prior to being broken
This is what faced Howard Carter in 1922. Here was one of the greatest discoveries in archaeology. To gain entrance meant breaking this seal, which had been placed here 3,300 years earlier. 

From Howard Carters notes prior to unsealing:
"The folding doors were bolted in similar manner as the doors of the first innermost shrine, but in addition they were secured by a cord bound and tied to the central pair of staples fixed to the meeting styles for that express purpose. Affixed to the cord was a seal. This original seal was discovered intact, proving that the doors had not been opened since they were closed and sealed at the time of the burial of the king.

The seal of clay, or Nile mud, probably made plastic with oil, bears two impressions in relief obtained from separate incised seals:- one showing the prenomen of the King surmounting a recumbent figure of Anubis over nine Asiatic captives; the other, a counter-seal, showing only the recumbent figure of the Anubis animal over nine alien captives. The matrixes were evidently engraved (intaglio) upon some hard material, like stone or metal, and took either the form of signet-rings or ordinary stamp-shaped seals.

The first device is evidently of the house of Tutankhamen, while the second would seem, with little doubt, to be a departmental seal of the necropolis administration.

Although these seal impressions may be said to be good imprints, the perfunctory manner in which the ceremony was performed caused much of their details to be wanting. Thus the imprints are not sufficiently perfect to give an absolute rendering of the matrixes. The imprint of the principal seal, however, is sufficiently good to identify the three rows of three captives, beneath the King's cartouche and the Anubis animal, as definitely Asiatic (see fig. ...; cf. seal impressions e and i, pp. ... ). The impressions of the counter-seal is, unfortunately, not so good. Here the three rows of three alien captives beneath the Anubis animal, appear at first sight to be all Africans in contradistinction to the Asiatics"
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Archaeology is destructive, but some get carried away with it.
I would gained the contents without touching the seal.
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Meet Azorella compacta
This particular specimen could very well be over 3000 years old! The plant growth rate is estimated at approximately 1.5 centimeters per year. Found in The Puna grasslands of the Andes in Peru, Bolivia, the north of Chile and the west of Argentina at between 10,000 and 14,000 feet in elevation. (3,200 and 4,500 metres) altitude. 

The plant grows in a very compact way in order to reduce heat loss and very close to ground level where air temperature is one or two degrees Celsius higher than the mean air temperature. This is due to the longwave radiation re-radiated by the soil (which is usually dark gray to black in the Puna).

It is been traditionally harvested as fuel, but the slow growth makes that use non sustainable.

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perhaps the dried 'cowpats'?
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Morning Glory pollen
This is Ipomoea pollen magnified  4723 X.
When we look to outer space it seems with the right tools we could just keep looking further and further ad infinitum. I wonder if the same holds for inner space. It seems the further we look into inner space, the more is revealed. What fantastic beauty and complexity is contained in this one grain of pollen, from one particular flower. 

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+evaesque silkyway I agree. it seems the further we look the more is revealed. 

+dora chiabov oh yes. :-) 
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Cuddle up with your life-sized isopod
"This is life-size pillow of a giant isopod. A deep-sea dweller, the insect-looking giant isopod can grow between 7.5 and 14 inches long. One aquarium in Japan decided they’d sell a cool plush toy. Turns out that was a good idea.

The Numazu Deep Sea Aquarium in the city of Numazu, Japan, launched a life-sized giant isopod plush toy earlier this month for the ¥6090 (approximately $60). Within hours, the entire stock of 140 plush toys was sold out. Not bad for a local aquarium!"

+Dirk Puehl possible idea for the riesige fleischfressenden afrikanischen schnecken?


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... "1/2 cup organic isopods" ... you don't read that too often in a recipe, do you? It's on the menu, if I have a say...

+Paul Hodson - I've bought it at Ikea's ages ago:
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Rare 16th century book opens 6 different ways
The book, which comes from the Rogge Library in Strängnäs, features devotional texts printed in Germany during the 1550s and 1570s. The different directions the book opens each reveals a different book. 

More at The National Library of Sweden.

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Those clever Germans.
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The Blood Moon
In case you missed the lunar eclipse last night the entire event was recorded by The Griffith Observatory. 

I did stay up to watch it here on the west coast. Sky was clear, and not only was it spectacular, but also saw a shooting star pass right by the moon. 

Just follow the link below.
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Sealed jar with live plant hasn't been opened for 42 years
First planted in 1960, and opened once in 1972 to water, it has been sealed since. 

How it works: The bacteria in the soil absorbs the plant oxygen and releases carbon dioxide, which is then used by the plant to grow, releasing oxygen, and so on; meanwhile, the water gets taken by the roots, is eliminated through transpiration where it condenses and drops down so the cycle can start again – truly a self sustainable ecosystem!

I wonder what else is living in there?

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Made a couple of nice ones in NZ 40 years ago.
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1700 year old mosaic floor
"First discovered in the ruins of a 4th century AD building, on July 1, 2009 in Lod, in central Israel. This beautiful 1,700 year old mosaic floor, which is regarded as one of the most magnificent and largest ever revealed in Israel, was first uncovered in 1996 during a project to upgrade the city's sewage system. The well-preserved mosaic covers an area of about 180 square meters and is composed of colored carpets that depict in detail animals, birds, fish, a variety of flora and the sailing and merchant ships that were used at the time." It was believed to occupy a large well-appointed Roman house dated around 300 AD. 

The picture here represents only part of the mosaic. Be sure to follow the link to an interactive page that allows you to scroll over the mosaic, and zoom in for detail.

The Lod Mosaic
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An original.
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I am a horticulturist by trade, and small garden shop owner. Enjoy writing, and have done so professionally for well over the last 20 years.  Excited about a wide range of subjects, and enjoy sharing with others.

I am willing to discuss religion from a historical point of view, I am not interested to hear people’s personal persuasions on god(s) or atheism. The same holds for politics. 

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Nurseryman, author.
Horticulture, writing, and some other odds and ends.
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Just met Dan. Lot's of very cool posters from 60's forward. Enjoyed reminiscing, and getting the background on many of them.
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