San Francisco National Cemetery offers a breathtaking final resting place for the nation’s military veterans and their families. Framed by monumental trees, particularly Monterey Cypress, the cemetery combines the elements of the natural and the built environment. It rests on a slope overlooking the San Francisco Bay, and the rolling terrain accentuates the splendid views of Angel Island and the Marin Headlands directly across the bay, Alcatraz Island to the right and the Golden Gate Bridge to the left.
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A close-up reveals the backside of a sea star in Indonesian waters. Looking for all the world like an aboriginal painting, the sea star’s patterning is a wonderful work of art. This star boasts a full complement of five arms but it may not always keep them. When grabbed by a predator, the sea star can simply lose a limb and later grow a replacement. In fact, some species can grow a new body from just a single severed limb and a small part of their central disk.
Source: National Geographic
wow—now this is the epic gorgeousness of the US!