Daily Repeat #24: Bark Stria

Harking back to my wallpaper design days, today’s entry is a “Stria”
from nature that I photographed. Plus, I am including another cool radial design from nature (love being outside while it is still nice). I’m including a definition of “stria” so we are all on the same page:
“2. A thin line or band, especially one of several that are parallel or close together: a characteristic stria of contractile tissue.
[Latin; see streig- in Indo-European roots.]
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
stria [ˈstraɪə]
n pl striae [ˈstraɪiː] (often plural)
1. (Earth Sciences / Geological Science) Also called striation Geology any of the parallel scratches or grooves on the surface of a rock caused by abrasion resulting from the passage of a glacier, motion on a fault surface, etc.
2. (Earth Sciences / Geological Science) fine ridges and grooves on the surface of a crystal caused by irregular growth
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) Biology anatomy a narrow band of colour or a ridge, groove, or similar linear mark, usually occurring in a parallel series
4. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) Architect a narrow channel, such as a flute on the shaft of a column
[from Latin: a groove]”
Source: Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins
Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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~ by lgirbino on August 17, 2012.

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