This is not the typical Outer Banks Everyday Magic story that we’ve shared over the past few months. In fact, it’s not much of a story. But it is an amazing reminder that the OBX is filled with magic around every corner – under your feet, in your hair, tracked back to your vacation home, and in the palm of your hand when you scoop up some sand…beautiful sand.
I came across this article from the UK, and it blew my mind. Prepare to have your’s blown as well.
Do you realize how amazingly pretty each and every grain of sand is? Like snowflakes, each grain of sand is unique…and superbly beautiful. And below are the pictures to prove it.
But allow me to offer a little background. Here’s a quote from the article:
“Viewed at a magnification of over 250 times real life, tiny grains of sand are shown to be delicate, colourful structures as unique as snowflakes.
When seen well beyond the limits of human eyesight, the miniature particles are exposed as fragments of crystals, spiral fragments of shells and crumbs of volcanic rock.
Professor Gary Greenberg who has a PhD in biomedical research from University College London said: ‘It is incredible to think when you are walking on the beach you are standing on these tiny treasures.”
Professor Greenberg’s photos are nothing short of stunning. And to think, the Outer Banks is one big pile of shifting teeny tiny treasures. Amazing.