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.

1 comment:

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:


Just don't ask me to do any sums.