"A Sea of Organisms"
Here is something really different from me. We were driving some back roads near Silverton, Colorado and I spotted some mine tailings in an unofficial-looking tailing pond. I asked James to stop so I could look at it. There were so many wonderful colors and swirls and I really enjoyed the abstract quality of it. I know, I know, mine tailings are gross and toxic. But this former microbiologist is just sure that there are all manner of bacteria, fungi, and algae in there, just working like crazy to restore this area to its former pristineness (or at least doing their level best). Meanwhile, I sure had fun photographing it.
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