Pollen from a variety of common plants: sunflower, morning glory, hollyhock, lily, primrose and caster bean. The largest one at center is nearly 100 microns wide (human hair is approximately 100 microns thick). (Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility ~ Dartmouth College)
Now I know why honey bees are so fond of pollen---because it is so beautiful!
My photograph. I planted 600 trees at my previous residence. I had a lot of them transplanted here when I moved. This blue spruce is approximately 18 years old and almost as tall as a telephone pole. The beautiful grove of evergreens in front of my house shields it from the road very nicely.
The U.S. Postal service will issue this stamp set on February 9, 2009 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. It is very fitting that our first African American President will take his oath of office 3 weeks before the Lincoln bicentennial.
"Book, Pipe and Glasses,” a 1915 oil on canvas by Juan Gris, brought a record price of $20 million on Thursday evening.
November 6, 2009 2008 ~ Christie's New York auction of Impressionist and Modern art.
When the Juan Gris, came up, three bidders methodically went for the painting, which has a distinguished exhibition history. Two hopefuls on the telephone competed with Franck Giraud, a New York dealer. It was Mr. Giraud who took home the winning $20.8 million bid, paying above the painting’s high $18.5 million estimate. (After the sale he said he had bid on behalf of an American collector whom he declined to name.)
Lifelong collector of antiques. Things that interest me: animals, cottage and country life, fine art, architecture, antiquarian books and prints, dogs, natural history and sporting items, gardening, photography, graphic design, humor, quotes, real estate, interior design, renovation, restoration, learning new things, electronics and technology. This blog reflects my own personal taste and will never bore you. Rosemary Beck