Raising Sand


I remember my southern mom always used the term, raising sand to describe someone having a fit. When I saw these images shared by facebook friend Aimee Allison, I almost wanted to shout in response to these stunning photos of real sand.

This is the same sand that lines our coasts and fills our childhood sandboxes. We feel its warmth between our toes, and shake it free from our shoes. The stuff of play and comfort, most often seen in utilitarian terms. In these photos, we imagine sand in a completely different way, magnified so that we can see the spirit of each grain. As unique as a snowflake.

I doubt I will ever look at sand the same again…

Learn more about the formation of sand and the source of these images,
taken by Gary Greenberg, PhD.


2 Thoughts on “Raising Sand”

  • Beautiful. Reminds me of when I’d look at things like sand under my microscope as a child and discover another world! Thanks for bringing back those memories. I can’t wait to do the same with my son and daughter!

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