Gaia Community

compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion


Early on, the relationship was SIMPLE - the SUN gave light and heat, and we

gave thanks. As our awareness of the world became greater, we began to

cherish the SUN for the ways it affected us - for rays of sunshine that give

LIFE to OUR PLANET and our spirits; for the dawns and twilights that calm

and mystify; for summer harvests, and finally, for the awesome reality of

the SUN's POWER. Expressions of reverence and joy grew more elaborate as

time went on. The ARTS evolved, and time and again many of the greatest

poets, painters, writers, and musicians have lifted their eyes upward for



NATURE has given her own glorious

tribute to the SUN in the form of flowers.

Gracefully stretching and unfolding in

brilliant hues, ever turning their delicate

blossoms towards the greatest source of

light- flowers seek the SUN and flourish in

its rays. Perhaps NATURE's best paean to

the SUN is the flower that so closely

resembles it - THE SUNFLOWER.

The sunflower stands as a monument to

the vital connection between the SUN and EARTHrising majestically from the

brown earth, towering over fields at heights of six feet or more, thick-stemmed

and brilliant gold. Is it any wonder that we delight in a meadow of sunflowers,

or a radiant bouquet? Like sunflowers, we seek the SUN, delight in its warmth,

and welcome its LIGHT in OUR HEARTS.

So read the Introduction SUNFLOWERS


Views: 161

Comment by Michael Grove on February 11, 2016 at 12:44

"Patterning seeds in spirals of Fibonacci numbers allows for the

maximum number of seeds on a seed head, packed uniformly, with

no crowding at the center and no 'bald patches' at the edges. In other

words, the sunflower has found optimal space utilization for its seed

head. The Fibonacci sequence works so well for the sunflower because

of one key characteristic - growth. On a sunflower seed head, the

individual seeds grow and the centre of the seed head continues to

add new seeds, pushing those at the periphery outwards. Following

the Fibonacci sequence ensures growth on the same terms indefinitely.

That is to say, as a seed head grows, seeds will always be packed

uniformly, and with maximum compactness."

(Courtesy of the Biomimicry Guild)

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Gaia Community to add comments!

Join Gaia Community

© 2024   Created by Michael Grove.   Powered by

Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service