Thursday 31 May 2012: Black & White Tulip
I'm posting this early Friday morning listening to a rock radio station on the iPad. There's a great app which gives you access to radio stations around the world.
These tulips were on their way to the bin, being the best of limited photo opportunities after being in Leeds most of the day and forgetting to put the SD card back into the compact camera. I've done it before and most likely will do it again!
To make it a bit more interesting and because the colours were washed out, I've turned it b&w as it also brings out the detail in the petals, which looks a bit like wood, maybe?
I've also been blown away with the lovely comments from the blip meet on Wednesday and the feedback on the dandelion seeds. WOW!, I've said it before, but blip is full of fantastic people with so much positivity that speaks volumes and positivity keeps the world turning, although the solar system could have something to do with it too, as described below on wiki.
The Earth formed as part of the birth of the Solar System: what eventually became the solar system initially existed as a large, rotating cloud of dust, rocks, and gas. It was composed of hydrogen and helium produced in the Big Bang, as well as heavier elements ejected by supernovas. As this interstellar dust is inhomogeneous, any asymmetry during gravitational accretion results in the angular momentum of the eventual planet. The current rotation period of the Earth is the result of this initial rotation and other factors, including tidal friction and the hypothetical impact of Theia.
The giant impact hypothesis states that the Moon was formed out of the debris left over from a collision between the Earth and a Mars-sized body, sometime around four and a half billion years ago. The colliding body is sometimes called Theia, for the mythical Greek Titan who was the mother of Selene, the goddess of the moon.
So today, what stood out for me was the generosity and kindness of fellow blippers and being reminded of the power of the solar system.
Canon Ixus 970IS, macro mode
- via iPhone App