On Exploring a Giant

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. (Steve Jobs, business professional)

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. (Pedro Calderon de la Barca, dramatist)

In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival. (Cary Fowler, business professional)

Modification of form is admitted to be a matter of time. (Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist)

Biology is the study of complicated things that have the appearance of having been designed with a purpose. (Richard Dawkins, biologist)

35 thoughts on “On Exploring a Giant

  1. Wow! Those water lillies are huge! There’s a water lily garden at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, but I don’t remember if they had any like that. (The video makes them look like alien creatures.) 🙂
    Happy New Year!


  2. How timely a post, seeing as how Imma be changing things up on Drinks next year. And by the way, that video is amazing! The flower’s means of cross fertilization is a microcosm for nature itself, isn’t it? Abiding and selfless. Humanity will always play catch up, I’m afraid.


    • Cayman,
      I like your phrase, Cross-fertilization is a microcosm for nature … brilliant. Nature is so intricate, so complex, and yes … humanity can learn a lot from it … not only about nature, but about humanity. Looking forward to the changes you will be bringing forth.

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  3. From all the angles…you’ve got them covered. My admiration for your talent runs deep…deeper than our coffee cups. You should know that, aFa. Looking forward to taking on 2016 with you and the rest of the Angled Bunch. Cheers from Raye….loud cheers. Can you hear me now?


  4. And I get excited about our little backyard water lilies! These Amazonian beauties are amazing, and I love the way you “explore” so many interesting topics! I really do enjoy your science topics! Many more in 2016! 🙂


    • Debra,
      Wonder if you could expand your lily area to include these. Then again, we wouldn’t want one of them to wrapped up Zena. Glad you enjoy the series. From this end, the video is the key … so my eyes are always open because when I find one, I know I can build a post around it. BTW – take a peek at the sidebar as I’ve subdivided the series into people, places, and things.


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