ordered things, sometimes intentional, sometimes serendipitous.
Snowflakes from red cedar, white cedar, red pine, white pine, balsam, spruce. by Mary Jo Hoffman
Dumbo apartment. photo Jason Busch
Barbed Wire: First patent in the United States was issued in 1867 to Lucien Smith. It wasn't until 1874 when Joseph Glidden made his own version, that Barbed Wire (The Devil's Rope) became popular among ranchers. Barbed Wire fences changed the face of America by establishing property lines and keeping livestock from roaming. The old antique versions are now extremely sought after by collectors.
Visualizing nest architecture of the Florida harvester ant by Walter R. Tschinkel via Phillip Torronoe, makezineblog: This is a beautiful excavation and plaster cast of a large Pogonomyrmex badius nest and consists of 135 chambers and 12 meters of vertical shafts. Nests are top heavy and grow by deepening, and by adding and expanding new chambers. www.bioone.org/... Photo by Charles Badland. #Ants #Walter_Tschinkel