Wednesday, June 20, 2012

When Things Go To Seed

Hollyhock seed pod 

When things go to seed, it's not always a bad thing. Take for instance, the above Hollyhock seed pod- with it's ridiculously beautiful formation. Consider the very center with it's 5 sides a pentagon to be exact, surrounded by perfectly formed seeds lined up in a flawlessly precise manner waiting to fulfill their destiny. The papery outer hull encases the seed until conditions are optimal for release to ensure proliferation of the next generation- an extraordinarily precise design for a seemingly ordinary naturally occurring process.

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