Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Layers of Leaves

To catch the most light possible from the sun, plants align their leaves with minimal overlap, in layers and lines and patterns. The aesthetic rhythm of these leaves is soothing to me when I find them, showing order in the apparent random medley of root, branch, trunk, leaf, flower, seed, light, shadow. Plants would never have to flower to give me joy, and yet! They do! What abundance of beauty!

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