"…You can say anything you want, yessir, but it’s the words that sing, they soar and descend…I bow to them…I love them, I cling to them, I run them down, I bite into them, I melt them down…I love words so much…The unexpected ones…The ones I wait for greedily or stalk until, suddenly, they drop…" Pablo Neruda (Thermophillic bacteria, healthmad.com)
Dr. Mark Kozubal is research acidophilic fungus which thrive in springs such as this near Norris, Montana. Such fungi secrete enzymes know to breakdown biomass as a first stage in the production of fuels from plant feedstocks.
Mesh of tubular sheaths made by the iron bacterium Leptothrix ochracea, which oxidizes iron and manganese to form an orange precipitate. This species is often the culprit behind clogged and rusted plumbing. Phase contrast micrograph at 400x magnification.