Recently in my adult life I’ve become absolutely obsessed with flowers. (Cats like flowers too) I always try to have a fresh bouquet somewhere in the house at all times. Seeing them just helps calm me down and looking at pretty things makes you feel pretty (at least on a good day).
“Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.”
“I hope one day someone makes flowers grow even in the darkest parts of you.”
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms”
“The flower doesn’t dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes.”
My new favorite writing spot is on our front porch, surrounded by hanging pots and other flowers that we planted earlier last month. I’m also using this spot as a fear exercise because where there are flowers, there are bugs. And I don’t do well with bugs. For those of you who like to garden, you understand. It’s so thrilling and accomplishing to grow something from the start. There is so much more than just sunshine and water that affect plants.
Cool flower facts:
I did a paper my last semester about how music can affect the brain. I came across a bit of information on how plants are also affected by sounds around them. The basics of this, is that the frequencies of the sound waves can either help or deter plant growth. The main study argued that heavy metal killed plants and classical helped them flourish. So talk kindly to your flora, they may repay you with something beautiful.
For those who are into the scientific aspects of plant growth you should know that there is a lot of buzz going on about how the form. If you like math you are probably familiar with the Fibonacci Sequence. Fibonacci discovered a pattern in certain numbers that are often correlated to the number of petals found on a flower. There is also thought that The Golden Mean can be applied to the symmetry of flower growth. [The golden mean is associated with shells and spirals.] So think, mandalas, patterns, The Last Mimsy– style theories.
Looking at flowers, among other beautiful things that God created, really helps me to take a step back and see the big picture. I am awed by how amazingly complex such a simple thing can be. It just makes me think that if he put this much effort into a single flower; just how much more effort he puts into taking care of me (and you). He purposely placed beauty into the tiniest of things so I hope that you all take an extra second today to search for those treasures.
“The flower that blooms in adversity, is the most rare and beautiful of all.”
Hugs & Kittens,