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.

 

 

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2 comments on “Springtime sycamore

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

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

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