Thursday, April 12, 2007

Chedwick with Sunflowers

No sunflowers were harmed during the making of this post.

Tuxedo with Sunflowers

If you look closely at the center of a sunflower
you can see that the disk flowers
grow in a mesmerizing pattern
of two opposite spirals.
This is most easily seen either before
the disk flowers
open up or after the seed has set
and all the accessory
flower parts have fallen off.
This is one of the more
interesting patterns in nature.