When I am not blogging, I am writing...  

tamethytension 54M
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9/23/2005 1:07 am

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When I am not blogging, I am writing...

I was recently asked here about the book and manuscripts I am currently working on (and theoretically should be occupying most my time).
I decided to share the subject of the book as it relates to a recent blog by humboldthonni in [post 97727].

Apparently, my mood was such that I limited my answer to her question as to what nature meant to me along the lines of ...

...nature does not suffer fools, it does not accept apologies, nor does it recognize excuses.

Of course, nature is a great deal more to me. I have easily spent more time living in it than amongst people. I was a veritable hermit for a numbers of years, living in remote biological field stations on $16.00 a week rations of rice, flour, and whatever else we could scrounge up.

Unlike most of my colleagues, I have made a point of coming to know in intimate detail three seemingly unrelated groups of organisms; birds, aquatic insects, and algae, They are, of course, intricately related within the food webs of ecosystems across the planet and so this seemingly disparate knowledge has left me in good stead. And all the while, I have never failed to hold in awe its beauty from the conspicuously flambuoyant plumage of a toucan in Panama to the microscopic fragility of algae.

Pictured at left is one such microscopic cell that is among the organisms covered in the book I am presently co-authoring. The particular cell here was found by yours truly in 03 within the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ... the first time this species was seen by anyone anywhere in 20 years. So yeah, nature can be a beast, but it can also be pretty cool. Either way, it is infinitely humbling.



tamethytension 54M
2320 posts
9/24/2005 10:04 pm

bella & frbnkslady .. that's Ok ... this is fairly esoteric stuff even in my field. I just get a kick out of it and wanted to share the photography of a really different kind of life form.

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
9/23/2005 8:34 pm

LOL....I was never good in science.. T


rm_bella_ 47F
4030 posts
9/23/2005 1:32 pm

I would have never known what the photo was if you hadn't mentioned it.

tamethytension 54M
2320 posts
9/23/2005 11:21 am

LMAO 'LIL' ... it would take your dirty little mind to pull me back down into gutter ... so while I wallow here with you a while I can tell you that indeed the common name for the group that this species represents references the horns ... namely the Horned Ceratiums .. coming into 2 and 3 horned varieties. As to the curvature, seriously I had not given a thought to the phallic implications ... that said yes I think I can identify with the arc and silica-shelled hardness but ... ummm ... not so pointy.

saddletrampsk 54F

9/23/2005 10:54 am

Very interesting pic..would be a great shape for a sex toy with the horn curved just right for g-spot stimulation..maybe I coule have it attached to my saddle..lol

saddletrampsk 54F

9/23/2005 10:44 am

TTT..I love reading your blog..nature makes me hot and horny but it is also very humbling as well..too bad its so rainy today I could go out to the back pasture with my toy and wank..but then I would have 5 horses following me, they are like 1500 lb dogs they are so tame

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

9/23/2005 8:27 am

Will this be named the TTT cell? I mean - look at the spike (or horn if you will) on that thing!

Juuuuuuuuust curious


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