Flowers

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I have a friend who’s an artist and has sometimes taken a view which I don’t agree with very well. He’ll hold up a flower and say “look how beautiful it is,” and I’ll agree. Then he says “I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing,” and I think that he’s kind of nutty. First of all, the beauty that he sees is available to other people and to me too, I believe. Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is … I can appreciate the beauty of a flower. At the same time, I see much more about the flower than he sees. I could imagine the cells in there, the complicated actions inside, which also have a beauty. I mean it’s not just beauty at this dimension, at one centimeter; there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes. The fact that the colors in the flower evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; it means that insects can see the color. It adds a question: does this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms? Why is it aesthetic? All kinds of interesting questions which the science knowledge only adds to the excitement, the mystery and the awe of a flower. It only adds. I don’t understand how it subtracts.
                                                                      ~Richard P. Feynman

More photographs on flowers shall be added to this post itself as and when taken.
All photographs taken by the author. Do not use without prior permission.

4 responses to “Flowers

  1. There’s a difference when a person who has a knack for seeing things much more beautiful than they already and takes a photo and when someone like me does. So beautiful Naiadseye.

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    • Thanks gal55. And thanks for being a regular! :D
      I dont think i see things more beautiful that they already are – things just are that nice looking

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