After learning that we have poppies I ran across these amazing microscope photos at Microscopy–UK. I really love close-up photography and the abstractly beautiful images it can create. Even more amazing once you realize that you are looking at the teeny, tiny hairs of a poppy stigma along with tiny spheres of pollen.
Here’s a rather common flower, a childhood favorite. Do you recognize it?
Now? Do you like butter?
There are many more microscopic views of flowers and crystals. The virtual “Micropolitian Museum” looks like an interesting resource for learning about microscopic beasties or just marveling at the diversity of life on our planet. I’m off to explore some more!