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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thought for Thursday

The combination of art and science is what makes the landscape such an amazing and curious thing. Just look at this last day of January with wild winds and soggy land, presently mild temperatures and then cold weather back in soon. This is just a simple thought for Thursday with a stunning image of a Chinese witch hazel in bloom. Yes, it's from the photo archives as the skies today are not this blue. 

This Richard Feynman quote sums up this thought for Thursday best. “An artist friend holds up a flower and says, 'Look how beautiful it is,' and I agree. Then he says, 'I as an artist can see how beautiful this is but you as a scientist will take this all apart and it becomes a dull thing'... Although I may not be quite as refined aesthetically as he is... I see much more about the flower than he sees... beauty at smaller dimensions, the inner structure, also the processes... It only adds. I don't understand how it subtracts.”

This upright shrub is underrated and scientifically interesting. But don’t miss the fragrant flowers that shall pop up soon.  And may we never lose the combination of art and science that makes our landscape such an amazing and curious thing.

Image by Greg Bilowz - Hamamelis mollis (Chinese witch hazel) in bloom

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