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Seasonal Stars

December 24, 2011

The star is a powerful form, in nature and in the human world. Best wishes of the season!

Top row (L-R): parquet floor, The Hermitage (Winter Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia; green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus from Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick; parquet floor, Catherine Palace, Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), Russia; crystal jellyfish Aequorea victoria, north Pacific Ocean

Middle row: starfish on beach, northeastern Prince Edward Island; windmill, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan; crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago; fossil starfish, Silurian Period, from near Churchill, Manitoba

Bottom row: fossil coral Palaeophyllum, Ordovician Period, from near Churchill, Manitoba; 17th Century Spanish tile; lion’s mane jellyfish Cyanea capillata on beach, northeastern Prince Edward Island; church window in Keila, Estonia

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    December 24, 2011 10:45 pm

    How pretty! Thank you for sharing this collection.

  2. David Greenwood permalink
    December 30, 2011 12:54 pm

    Wonderful collage, Graham.

    • Graham permalink*
      December 30, 2011 1:08 pm

      Thank you, David. Best wishes for new year’s to you and your family!

      • David Greenwood permalink
        December 30, 2011 6:18 pm

        Thanks – and best wishes to you and to your family.

        Hope to see you in Brandon again soon for some more ‘jellies’ paleontological microscopy!

      • Graham permalink*
        January 1, 2012 12:47 pm

        David, absolutely, there is some that I would really like to do, and soon. I may well have jury duty in January and February, though, and that puts a bit of a crimp on things!

  3. Peter Lee permalink
    January 20, 2012 3:25 pm

    Very nice presentation !
    Best Wishes to 2012 …. awaiting your papers on the findings at the Manitoba Ordovician ….

    • Graham permalink*
      January 20, 2012 5:36 pm

      Peter, I am awaiting those papers too! But I hope it won’t be too long – we are putting the finishing touches to two manuscripts.

  4. Peter Lee permalink
    January 24, 2012 1:09 pm

    Fantastic! : )

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