“Shifting Focus” of the camera, not mine
And down… or may be not…
Just for fun!
Take time every day to do something silly.
~ Philips Walker
Just. For. Laughs!!
(Please click on the picture to see it more clear.)
This was taken when I had gone with my family & friends for a picnic up on the mountain on a dry cold winter day. It was a great beginning to this year. Mom’s Shawl, Sunglasses and jacket provided by my Parents’ friends.
Hope you are all doing good!
“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
~ Mother Teresa
Just for fun!
I’m loving March, are you?
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
~ Charles Dickens
This is for you, my friend “Tom” @Moments Clicked (http://momentsclicked.wordpress.com/)
“If it’s not fun, you’re not doing it right”
It’s so good to be back here, and posting, on WP. Will update more very soon!
When it’s too cold to go outside
things inside the house stare at you,
fascinate you, insist you consistently…
Gradually, as you begin to observe
everything seems interesting to the eye
Ultimately, just for fun…you say yes.
(Date of photography – 02.01.2012)
Now, saying “goodbye” to you in a photography style, with the help of these three vegetable-extras and Picasa.
“Alvida” is an Urdu word which means goodbye/bye or au revoir.
I was checking the water drops on the leaves, when I noticed this little creature walking on the leaves. I grabbed my camera to capture it, but as expected, this little bug was too interested to check out the entire plant and was not tired enough to stop walking! So I waited and waited. Then finally, may be frustrated by me and my following camera, it stopped at the very edge of curve of the leaf and directly stared at me, as if asking “Do you want me to pose for you?”. No point in asking little bug, I will take the picture anyway. Hehehe
Click on the picture for enlarged view (and the bug’s tiny eyes).
Well this time, the ladybug in not hidden, as it was in my earlier post.
This time it is face-to-face! Hehehe
And again, from above. This time it got scared – it took its tiny legs inside itself.
And after this, I took it on my hand and then he took off to the sky for good. But I had fun with it. Sweet lady bug.
Ladybug, Oh Where Are You?
red with black spot are you,
climbing up that rose
you are in view…
oh where are you now,
the sun is down,
I don’t see you around…
inside a rose,
do you lay
down a country lane
or on my window pane…
please come back again.
Happy November everybody.
It takes me more time to switch on the TV than to switch on my camera. And by the time the advertisement screen (for the set up box) preceding the actual channel screen terminates, I am done capturing one beautiful picture. So, who needs the entertainment box (unless it’s very important), when I just have to look outside the window, step outside, and find wonderful continually changing colors and a lot more!
What’s more fascinating than the clouds during monsoon season in the Himalayas? Except for when it’s raining hard and they are covering the entire sky-view, they are like cotton balls spread around. They just fly around, sometimes run, and for a change, lie still as if the mountain is like a couch for them. But are consistently shifting shapes, thanks to the air currents! And this provides me with a whole set of photographs.
And I don’t need to ask them to pose for my photographs, they do it by themselves. Clouds! Camera! Click!!
All these pictures were clicked right outside my home. Click on the thumbnails to view the full image.
These fun facts do not just pertain to “Biomedical” engineering or simply biomedical, but also to biology and of course nature! Enjoy. (And this list ain’t complete! Won’t be ever, thanks to Mother Nature!)
1. In a strict generic sense, all organisms are unarguably of one family.
2. Tiny cells with thin walls can withstand pressures that would produce a blowout in any vertebrate artery. Yet the materials of cellular and arterial walls have similar properties.
3. An ant can lift many times its own weight with muscles not substantially different from our own.
4. It takes work to pull something upward but not to hold it suspended.
5. Stress ans Strain are entirely distinct, with the former commonly causing the latter.
6.Mass is not weight, even if they are functionally equivalent on dry land.
7. No amount of practice will permit you to stand for long in any posture other than one in which your centre of gravity, an abstract consequence of your form, is above your feet.
9 . The olfactory system responds to a vast number and variety of volatile compounds; most of them are foreign molecules which are evolutionarily “unknown” to the organism until they are encountered for the first time. Nevertheless, they are readily detected and discriminated.
10. If you squeezed out all of the bacteria from your intestines, you could almost fill up a coffee mug.
11. You blink every 2-10 seconds. As you focus on each word in this sentence, your eyes swing back and forth 100 times a second, and every second; the retina performs 10 billion computer-like calculations.
12. Human thigh bones are stronger than concrete. (Then why engineers use concrete. Oh right! because thigh bones are scarce).
13. ”After all, our species alone creates soufflés, computers, guns, make-up, plays, operas, sculptures, equations, laws and religions. Not only have bees and baboons never made a soufflé, they never even contemplated the possibility. They simple lack the kind of brain that has both the technological savior faire and gastronomical creativity.”
14. CARBON: Synonymous with life, it was born in the heart of stars.
15. More than 99.9% of all the animal species that have ever lived on earth were extinct before the coming of man.
16. The longest cells in the human body are the motor neurons. They can be up to 4.5 feet (1.37 meters) long and run from the lower spinal cord to the big toe.
17. The smallest bone in the human body is the stapes or stirrup bone located in the middle ear. It is approximately .11 inches (.28 cm) long.
18. In your lifetime, you’ll shed over 40 pounds of skin. (Every minute, 30-40,000 dead skin cells fall from your body and… Seventy percent of the dust in your home consists of shed human skin!)
19. Man was not the first to harness electricity and put it to work. When we look at the human body, for example, especially the nervous system, we should conclude that the designer of the human body must have had an intricate knowledge of electronics and must have known how to harness electrical energy to change it into other forms of energy. When we consider the scale of the operation (i.e. at the atomic and microscopic levels), we can only wonder at God’s profound wisdom in creation.
20. Three years after a person quits smoking, their chance of having a heart attack is the same as someone who has never smoked before.
(….will keep adding…there are thousands, I know!)
[References: Collected from various books, journals, science magazines over a duration of several months. And of course internet! ]
Nature and Nature’s laws lay hid in night: God said, Let Newton be! and all was light.
– Alexander Pope
For more info on Biomedical engineering: BMES – Biomedical Engineering Society
I was studying, and out of sudden some thought came upon me (something always does ). Just writing it here for fun.
“You” and “I’ became “we”,
You didn’t get something,
That’s what I think.
And now here I’m and there you are…
As if “we” never existed.
WEIRD. WEIRD. WEIRD.
P.S. – I haven’t given a second thought to what I’ve just written. LOL.
Sometimes you just write.