In Full Bloom: The Mysterious Flowers

This is my take on flowers, plants, and the universe. There is far more than meets the eye, and the flowers can be seen as a window into the deepest mysteries of nature.

Spring. A time of rejuvenation and rebirth. The ice melts and the sun feels warm again. The flowers and insects come to life, and start courting each other. Flowers are beautiful to the eye as well as the plastic lens.

Credits: impaktor

The beauty of flowers extend beyond the general convention of “nice to look at,” if one only starts pondering on why they have fractal patterns, and why the numbers from the Fibonacci sequence keeps appearing everywhere in the flower (and nature in general), from the spiral patterns of the seeds to the position of the leaves. It is almost as if the plants are using those bright flowers to draw our attention to these deeper questions of the underlying mathematical structure of the universe—or is this just the way things are?

The plant needs the insects for the survival of its species and attracts them with their seductive smell and bright beautiful colors which is the supreme firework of nature. The interplay between insects and flowers must mean that insects can smell the flowers and see their colors, and yet they must perceive the world very different from us with their thousands of tiny lenses forming their compound eyes. Luckily my camera is more similar to my own two eyes, although it only has one lens.

written by impaktor on 2013-04-02 in #lifestyle

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