the unnatural natural world

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i laugh a little inside sometimes when people tell me they "just like natural colors". i think i get what they mean (and I say it sometimes, too) but i also think we tend to have a pretty narrow stereotype of what "natural colors" are. it doesn't only mean beige and calm. i like natural colors, too. :)

1. Pattern on Mars  2. Dioptase - Namibia  3. The Sea  4. Yann Arthus-Bertrand - Shark Bay, Australia  5. Floating  6. Blue Lagoon - Iceland  7. Lightning

and then it really starts to get crazy...

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Igneous rocks formed from lava flows of the Archaean era (>2,700 million years ago) are often found to contain disequilibrium-textured crystals characterized by spherulitic, branching or dendritic morphologies that occur in layers near the flow surface.

i think i feel a series coming on...