Monday, November 24, 2008

Caves.

You ain't seen nothin' (on TV) til you've seen Planet Earth on Blu-Ray on a shiny new HD-TV. And while the pika were ten times as adorable than normal and the pitcher plants were mouthwateringly juicy, the Caves chapter stole my imagination...




Stalactites always remind me of pipe organs, and pipe organs remind me of churches, and churches remind me of... weddings. When I went to Mammoth caves, they actually had a huge cavern where weddings were often held. However, my cave tastes lean towards the icy and sparkling...


These are called Popcorn Formations, I think, and I imagine little crystalline balls connected together as abstract centerpieces... or maybe they could be edible, like Snoballs. Or--- maybe have jars of clear rock candy around...

Instead of flowers, maybe fir trees and twigs sprayed white?





Spider worms create these sticky strings to catch their meals in... Wouldn't it be fantastic to have clear beads and little LED lights draping from the cieling?

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4 comments:

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Fab photos, thanks for sharing.

Sal said...

I seem to remember something seriously gross toward the beginning of this episode. Was it a giant pile of guano? In any case, I never got all the way through. Thanks for highlighting the pretty bits. But don't get married in a cave, mmkay?

Spandexpony said...

Eyeliah: thank you!

Sal: Ah yes, the gigantor pile of guano. Anyone up for chocolate cake?

Caroline said...

ooh, getting married in a cave would be amazing. I went to mammoth caves once as a kid, but had forgotten about that. Now, I'm remembering a chandelier? Is this right?