Aspirin Crystals
 Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images 
Scanning electron micrograph 2006 

Aspirin was originally extracted from willow bark but is actually produced in all plants as a defense mechanism in response to damage or attack. Much higher levels are therefore found in less than perfect fruit and vegetables. Aspirin is used to treat pain, reduce fever and to prevent heart disease and cancer. Some people think it should be reclassified as a vitamin. 

Aspirin Crystals

 Annie Cavanagh, Wellcome Images 

Scanning electron micrograph 2006 

Aspirin was originally extracted from willow bark but is actually produced in all plants as a defense mechanism in response to damage or attack. Much higher levels are therefore found in less than perfect fruit and vegetables. Aspirin is used to treat pain, reduce fever and to prevent heart disease and cancer. Some people think it should be reclassified as a vitamin. 

These little cities of sand towers, aligned along a slope, were found just as they appear. I stumbled upon them this summer and immediately grabbed an available camera to capture their fascinating and astounding organic beauty. Taking my fathers phone in hand (mine being dead), I snapped away without any clue of how the images would come out. I’ll be honest; the images don’t do justice to how amazing these structures appeared. They are alien to a common landscape, such as the beaches of Atlantic City, which makes the sight even more intriguing and inspiring.

I thought I would share. Please click to view them. 

AIDS Awareness ad with fencers. I enjoy this. 

AIDS Awareness ad with fencers. I enjoy this. 

In an attempt to get a picture of lightening the other night, this happened. It’s pretty cool. 

In an attempt to get a picture of lightening the other night, this happened. It’s pretty cool.