Sunday, 23 December 2007

Wonders of Nature

My daughter's friend (an arborist) brought us this amazing protea - it seems to me to have a kind of cute face! I'm trying to sketch it from different angles but it is difficult to catch the 3D effect. It's got me thinking about mathematics and the universe - no, really - so many things in nature conform to the Fibonacci number pattern ( sea shells, sunflowers, pineapples ) and I bet this petal pattern does too. I'll keep on trying to sketch it, nothing like a challenge!


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful flower! I actually had to look it up on the internet because I can't recall ever seeing one. I have learned a bit about this beauty, including the fact that I want to grow them when I retire! Thanks for sharing this one!

Dandelion seeds said...

I never ceased to be amazed at mother natures many gifts. What an awesome flower!!!

Anonymous said...

That has got to be the coolest flower ever!
Happy Christmas to you!