Scarab beetle- This beetle is also known as the Shining Leaf Chafer Beetle. It is known for it's vibrant, shiny color. While scarab beetles are common in Egyptian myths, this particular specimen is from the Southwestern United States where it is considered an agricultural pest.
SHIRLEY BOUDREAUX ~ "Holding On By A Thread" (2012) 5 1/2 feet high x 2 feet round image via surfacedesign.org "The works depict a portrait of someone’s life that exists in an eternal state of transformation. It is in this uncertain state in which we, as human beings, live out our daily lives. This is where your life is falling apart, fragmenting into a thousand pieces." ~ artist via http://shirleyaboudreaux.wix.com
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Chand Baori; A stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Constructed in 800 c. and is one of the deepest and largest step wells in India. 3500 narrow steps in 13 stories and a 100 feet deep.