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" Il n'y a pas de roses sans épines. " / " There are no roses without thorns. " / By Darren S.

If you are too much afraid of thorns you will miss the roses too because they are there together.and what is life without a rose?" --Osho "And what is life without the thorn?

innovationparnature:    Surface du cerveau humain / surface of the human brain  Photographie de Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, Wellcome Images

The photo was taken Robert Ludlow - of the Institute of Neurology at the University of Central London - while operating a patient to treat his epilepsy. It won the Wellcome Image Award two years ago.

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Scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous (spongy) bone of the human shin.

Capriole | Iris Van Herpen | via tumblr

Geometric design by Iris Van Herpen. Iris Van Herpen makes the most amazing laced platforms. I will find them and post them later.


Feathers aren't exactly branchy but they do spread out and split up. Looking at close-up pictures of feathers is so beautiful.

Belly of a Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)

Lizard scales have a scalloped effect which give their bodies three dimensional textured surfaces.