Reading glasses hang around my neck
And for what I do, it takes 10 pair make a season.
Reading glasses make it a challenge when trying to catch a picture of small details such as pollen in a flower,
or the hairs on a sweat bee’s back.
And then what amazes me when I look at the pictures that I have tried to capture,
is that there is sometimes a even smaller detail discovered inside a small detail that I was hoping to get.
Now yes, I think I know what you’re thinking, “maybe stronger glasses might help”, certainly doing a better job of cleaning the ones I have would help.
Yet sometimes, it like following Alice’s white rabbit down into the rabbit hole to a world that is always around us, part of us that isn’t observed or is hard to see and to imagine if you could look even deeper into a world that can’t be seen, even with much stronger glasses.
I might recommend a book by David George Haskell called ” The Forest Unseen: A Year’s Watch in Nature ” where he spend a year studying one square meter of old growth forest floor in Tenn. You might enjoy it