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Balvenie Castle Courtyard (by Mr Craig Simpson)

E ecco: Crostata di zucca gialla ricotta, via Alicia (at le cucina)

The iron and steel bars are located in their correct position. Perhaps it is not deliberately made by somebody, but naturally positioned unknowingly by the shop owner over time. (© Noh Keun Park/National Geographic Photo Contest) # (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II – In Focus – The Atlantic)

30 Locusts: I’ve always wondered if a “plague of locusts” could block out the sun. They come close. (© Anthony Mercer/National Geographic Photo Contest) # (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2012, Part II – In Focus – The Atlantic)

“And the words…glitter with the impurities which we call meaning.” (at Bookland)

carlzimmer:

Alex Wild finally does Dictyostelium justice with his photos. Dictyostelium is an amoeba-like creature that lives in the soil. When it starves, it joins together with thousands of other individuals into a slug-like Borg collective that crawls to the surface, where they make a ball of spores. Until now, most pictures of these creatures have been pretty cruddy. No more. (via Starving to be Social: The Odd Life of Dictyostelium Slime Molds | Compound Eye, Scientific American Blog Network)