Years ago, my best friend asked who out of everyone living or dead would I want to…

Years ago, my best friend asked who out of everyone living or dead would I want to have with me on a desert island.  She thought herself the peak of cleverness for saying "Nobody" because she would not wish such a cruel fate upon her friends.

I answered, with only a moment's thought, "Carl Sagan".  At that time Carl was already lost to us, and after all, you have eternity to experience death, but only a short time to enjoy this life, this earth, this universe. 

And the more I think on it, I don't believe many of us appreciate our universe quite as much as Carl Sagan did.  He shared his love of science and gave us all a better appreciation for the world around us.  And so today #CarlSagan is trending on Google+.

I ♥ you G+ community 🙂  Stay awesome!

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Happy Birthday to Carl Sagan, one of my favorite people in the universe. 

When I named our company Tesseract Mobile, it was because of Carl's explanation of the tesseract and the 4th dimension which you can see in this excerpt from Cosmos. 

This is VERY COOL!!  Trust me.  Watch it.  Yes, I'm talking to you 🙂

Cosmos – Carl Sagan – 4th Dimension

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Hold your breath

Walking back from the mailbox one day, I looked down and saw this small, wispy seed standing on a puddle.  The tiny feathered spikes radiate out in 3 dimensions to form a ball or pom-pom.  In fact, it was so prone to rolling away, I found it difficult to keep it still for photos.  A faint movement or slight breath was enough to send it on its way. 

Because the seed was so tiny and so 3 dimensional, I used a small F22 aperture for a wide depth of field.  Otherwise, the majority of the spikes ended up too blurry for the image to make sense. 

The seed reminded me of Carl Sagan's ship of the imagination, so this piece is devoted to him.  Thank you, Carl, for bringing us a better understanding of the worlds around us, both great and small.

For +Macro Monday curated by +Kerry Murphy +Jennifer Eden and +Kelli Seeger Kim 
and for +Macro4All  #macro4all  curated by +Walter Soestbergen 
and for +Quirky Nature  #quirkynature  curated by +Carissa Braun 
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