Bacteria and viruses are tiny but ferocious. They can have devastating effects on us much larger humans if we are unfortunate enough to get a nasty one. Viruses are among the smallest known life form, they’re 10 to 100 times smaller than bacteria. A bacterial infection can be treated whereas a viral one usually cannot. Oh boy, I’m really looking forward to winter!

I was inspired by the ferociously gorgeous works of art by Ernst Haeckel, the German naturalist, biologist and artist.

These little buggers are drawings of actual viruses and bacteria, some of which we have all had at one time or another.

I think I’ll go wash my hands now….