20 August 2010

Up close

Now the sunflowers have opened, I can appreciate the complexity of the disc flowers in the centre of the flower head. They have a weird beauty which somehow reminds me of the illustrations in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book, The Little Prince.


Nearby, a grasshopper seemed to be admiring its shadow. I didn't notice any ants, but I'm sure they were there somewhere, busily preparing for the winter.

2 comments:

Linda said...

One of the very few maths facts I know (and which I learned after my formal maths education was over), is that sunflowers obey the Fibonacci Sequence in the arrangement of their seeds:

http://www.popmath.org.uk/rpamaths/rpampages/sunflower.html

Just don't ask me to do any sums.

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