On Cape Cod in Massachusetts this summer, we were fascinated with the bubbles that form after the waves break as the tide was receding. Some of these bubbles lasted thirty seconds or more, traveling along the thin layer of water that ebbed and swirled. I had bubbles on my mind, having recently read Lynn Margulis' 1999 book Symbiotic Planet about her theories on the mechanisms supporting the evolution of life from lifelessness, which included lipid bubbles that could have provided a natural container for various components to work together within.
This Robin set up a nest just outside our home. I took these pictures through the bathroom window. The little ones just sit there with their mouths WIDE open, blind, waiting for food to drop from the sky. They look like tulips!
Momma bird gets a little upset when we walk out the back door, but she yells at us less and doesn't fly as far away anymore. She came back to feed them while we were watching from inside.
I went for a walk this morning not thinking I would see anything too striking - the sun was not too bright, and spring has not sprung yet. But I found this curly plant, and I like the little lens reflection artifact that appeared in the picture beneath it, too.
I also saw these beautiful ripples on the surface of the brook nearby.
I really love seeing through water droplets. They are like little luminous globes, and worlds unto themselves, until you realize that what you are seeing is the world upside down through them. That is worth staring into! I first disovered this years ago when I took a picture of raindrops through the windshield of my car waiting at school pickup, and once I enlarged it realized I was seeing the trees in front of the car. These water droplets greeted me this morning outside my window.
This is the bottom of a glass pan in which I had just baked a yummy vegan cinnamon crumble, and as it sat on the counter waiting to be washed I noticed the wonderful plethora of tiny shapes the water made under it on the counter and in it. I took the gray picture with a flash. The shapes reminded me of looking through a microscope at single celled creatures. Baking - rewarding for the observant and the hungry!