Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gorgeous: Solandra flower

Solandra, originally uploaded by Vilseskogen.

What is it about flowers that make them gorgeous? The combination of organized pattern, colors, and unexpected shapes? Why are we humans drawn to such patterns instead of chaotic messes? Why do we like patterns that are sometimes so rare in nature, except in flowers, like this nearly perfect 10-divided circle in the back of this flower. This is Solandra, a relative of tomatoes, and it is a giant tropical vine with 30 cm long yellow flowers. Just gorgeous!

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