LIFE ON EUROPA! The headline generated great excitement all over the world. Here in our own solar system, our astronomical backyard, there existed life. Surprisingly similar to single-celled organisms on Earth, The outer membrane of these creatures consisted of two layers of mucopolysaccharides with fatty oil-like molecules. They would skit about near the surface of massive lakes of liquid methane. Were these but the beginning species that would evolve into multi-celled organisms? Or did they represent an evolutionary dead end?
Hillsmere Beach, December 3, 2019. Annapolis, Maryland. Water Water Everywhere Number 4 by Jez Braithwaite.
And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:24.
These poinsettias are my contribution to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
This is the mighty Chesapeake Bay, submitted for Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Challenge. More than 150 major rivers and streams flow into the Bay’s 64,299-square-mile drainage basin, which covers parts of six states (New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia. It is 200 miles long from its headwaters in the Susquehanna River to its outlet to the Atlantic. The average depth is 21 feet with a maximum depth of 174 feet
December 2, 2019