Springtime sycamore

Sycamore, Woodbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard


The seemingly random pattern of branches and leaves belie the tree’s innate ability to put a branch or leaf where it will do the most good with the least expenditure of material and energy. It looks random to us because we don’t understand the system, but have you ever seen how trees strengthen themselves against a persistent wind? How the trees communicate the necessity for reinforcement in some places is a mystery to me. But, I don’t need to understand how it’s done to marvel at the results. Mother Nature has her tricks.

Olympus OMD EM1 with 20mm f1.7 lens, processed in Snapseed on my iPad.




2 comments on “Springtime sycamore

  1. Nice composition. Google the Fibonacci Sequence in nature.


  2. Butterflies stir the wind, and fireflies light the night sky. Thanks for the visit and comment.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s