And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Spirals in Life

Spirals in life are amazing, in nature and personal things. A couple of weeks ago it seemed that I had lots of consulting work until Christmas, but within days they spiralled down into nothing. Now birding trips to the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Borneo and Thailand have spiralled up you might say, all before Christmas. Amazing!

These are pictures of some of the spiral snail shells found on Koolan. I was using a Leica microscope with built in camera (with a very limited depth of field and focus problems).








pcd2k said...

Excuse my ignorance, but are these shells ancient i.e. fossils or what ?

Richard King said...

These shells do look old, but they are probably at most only a few years old.