Sweet April Pond Songs

Sweet April Pond Songs

This is my favorite time of year, because of the frog chorus. I can walk out my back door and explore the ponds and woods with my daughters. The air is cool and full of new growth, and there isn't the heaviness of mosquito clouds that will be surrounding us in another month or two. Read More »

The Mystery of Wrinkled Icicles: Solved

The Mystery of Wrinkled Icicles: Solved

It's still cold here in the Midwest and not yet through our arctic winter, but with all the cold has come this beautiful array of icicles not yet melting. I have just learned that icicles are smooth if they are made from distilled water. And they are rippled if the water has minerals and salts. This rippling, in fact, occurs at the same wavelength, world over. Nobody claims to know why the wavelength is the same, or even how why the ripples form as a result of the impurities. Read More »

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

Another Artist Seeking Patterns in Nature?

A Momentary Break from Medical Illustration   “Beauty and seduction are natures tools of survival.” -Louie Schwartzberg   Written by Laura Maaske, MSc.BMC, Medical Illustrator & Medical Animator   Louie Schwartzberg is an filming artist who captures patterns. Because I spend time in nature, photographing the patterns I see, I have loved his high and slow-motion time-lapse photography, ... Read More »