Sunday, December 3

Picture Hunting

I was wasting time this evening - playing with my laptop while watching some CSI equivalent on TV and found some cool pictures. So I thought I'd add a couple on here. Anyway its the end of another weekend. I ended up being quite busy - had breakfast with Tahnee, did some shopping, went to Salamanca, had coffee with Tahnee, her mum and another friend of theirs yesterday before going to sailing where I took 2 young girls out in optimists. They did well because it was quite breezy and it was only their 3rd time in a boat - twice in a mirror with me and then they were on their own! Today I went to church, had a quick lunch at Hilary and Coopers - admired his new bed and his new bike, then dashed off to babysit Finlay and Brendon. We went to the little park just down from their house, then to the sweet shop in Hampden Rd, and the boat park for a play. The soccer ball came too - so we ended up playing keepins off, which was usually keepings off me. Now I'm about to go to sleep and be ready for another week of work - but thankfully I'm not working as much this week - not everyday. But tomorrow will be a long day with work, submerge, babysitting again and then staying over with my cousins in Taroona.

Blind spot on the eyeBlood vessels in the retina shown emerging from the optic disc (black). The optic disc is the part of the retina where the optic nerve carries all the visual information away from the eye, and where the retinal blood vessels enter and leave the back of the eye. No light receptor cells are present here, making it a blind spot. We don't normally notice that the blind spot exists because the other eye compensates for that small area.Branching brain cells: These specialised cells named Purkinje cells (red) are found in a part of the brain called the cerebellum. They send out vast numbers of branches that make connections with other cells in the cerebellum. This part of the brain coordinates your voluntary movements and keeps you oriented in space. It also plays a part in learning physical skills – such as riding a bike or playing the piano.Teasel flower bud: Teasels are thistle-like wild flowers that have long been used in traditional herbal medicine. Teasel root tea was once used to stimulate the appetite, reduce fluid retention and help some liver complaints. Bruised roots were used in an ointment to treat warts, and teasels were even used to ward off witches. The complex pattern seen in this teasel bud is controlled by the same family of genes that controls the layout not only of all flowers, but also of all animal and human bodies as well.