Have you ever taken a moment to inspect those tiny specks of sand stuck to your feet?  Each one is uniquely different and beautiful. They say no two snowflakes are identical. The same can be said for sand.  Any one grain could be a tiny crystal, a fragment of baby sea urchin, fragments of coral or sea shells, minute semi-precious crystals and minerals, the list goes on.  “Every grain of sand is a jewel waiting to be discovered.”

Someone recently sent me a link to Dr. Gary Greenbergs’ website, www.sandgrains.com, to share these amazing photos of sand that have been magnified 100 to 250 times their size.  Here are just a couple of beautiful photos he’s taken.  Enjoy!

(BLUE, ORANGE & PINK SAND GRAINS) The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, shell, and volcanic material. Photo provided by www.sandgrains.com.


Grains of sand from a Maui beach. Photo provided by www.sandgrains.com.

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