Monday, December 5, 2011
Hanging By A Thread
There are some lovely decorations hanging from this, aren't there? The seeds of this southern magnolia are suspended by threads. Nature's Christmas Tree! This is from Robert Llewellyn's latest book "Seeing Trees". He has taken pictures of the tiniest parts of trees, like seeds and pods. He uses a camera that takes about 26 frames over a couple minutes as it moves ever closer on a motorized shaft. The resulting macros are quite astounding. The closer I look, the more nature amazes me!
God spoke: "Earth, green up! Grow all varieties of seed-bearing plants, Every sort of fruit-bearing tree." And there it was. Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. God saw that it was good..."