“To See the World in a Grain of Sand”

It’s hard to believe that William Blake wasn’t looking through a microscope when he wrote those words. I was astonished when, as a kid, I read Richard Matheson’s sci-fi classic The Shrinking Man, and realized creation is not only infinitely large, it’s also infinitesimally small! I never cease to be in awe of the sheer artistry and remarkable design revealed in macro, micro, and even sub-microscopic photographs.

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29 Responses to “To See the World in a Grain of Sand”

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  2. clarejk2014 says:

    Those pictures are absolutely amazing! ☺

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  3. While it works in WP Reader, I found the photos so much better on your page itself! Stunning!!

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  4. “A Wrinkle in Time” stunned me, as well as learning about mitochondria!

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  5. atimetoshare.me says:

    God’ divine design is amazing.

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  6. Wow, these photos are amazing!!

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  7. Amazing and stunning. What a wondrous God we serve. Blessings.

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  8. Jorge Medico says:

    We are changed by all that we see, if only we bother to look.

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  9. An ant carrying a computer chip. Marvelous.

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  10. AWESOME! (Just random coincidence, right? 😉 )

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  11. Hetty Eliot says:

    What a wonderful world, right?

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  12. mickmar21 says:

    Amazing stuff when you stop to think about it just as fractal geometry is found everywhere in nature and once seen can never be unseen.
    Perhaps I need to get out more and think less.

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  13. masercot says:

    Blake was fantastic…

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  14. These images are incredible! It’s amazing to see the beauty and detail of the smallest items in our world.

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  15. Beautifull pictures!!

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  16. emmblu says:

    Awesome pictures! The only ones I guessed were the snowflake and the bed bug. What does that say of me? I’m afraid to ask and even more afraid to know the answer 😆
    As always, very interesting post

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  17. These are really cool! ^_^ Sharing it on facebook for my friends to see. 🙂

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  19. We have hives and a macro lens for our camera so we can capture them in all their tiny detailed glory.

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