July 16, 2013
I’m always amazed by the symmetry we find in nature. Here are a few lilies in the front yard here at Ladybird Lane. Six petals, six stamens, one pistol yet three sides positioned well to catch pollen. We see not just a strategy of attraction, the beautiful coloration, but also diversification of risk. One might think the efficient solution would be one sturdy pistol and stamen combination. Yet, there are these backup systems in place, multiple flowers, multiple pieces to those flowers, it boggles the mind. Trying to figure out the mechanics of nature are a challenge. Yet, the prime directive, survival and reproduction, is common and undeniable.