Jelly Balls

April 26th, 2009
Jelly Balls

We bought these weird jelly balls that absorb and retain water so that plants can grow in them. A sort of decorative soil, if you will. The balls start out as tiny grains that look like dried fish eggs, but once you soak them in water for a few hours, they grow to about half an inch in diameter. I thought they looked interesting up close, and actually sort of reminded me of the Macintosh screensaver. But once I started taking photos, I realized there was a lot more detail going on, which I find makes the photo a lot more interesting.

This image makes a great wallpaper. You can download a copy here.

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