Yesterday's sunrise caught me totally by surprise. My colleague, Mary, came into the building and told me to grab my camera - that the sunrise was going to be beautiful. So, with camera in hand, I ran out to the parking lot and watched. I almost missed everything by watching and not snapping.
The more I watched, the more I wondered what the sky was saying...
It certainly seemed that a story was building here.
Mary was right - a sunrise not to be missed.
I am glad we are the only two at work that early. No traffic, no people... just the silence of the sun rising and the clouds warming to sun's rays... and God suggesting a little light changes the whole day.
This is before sunrise, on our back patio.
Yes, this is Arizona.
In response to some of my previous 'Fibonacci in nature' comments - I offer a few more. I kind of feel like I glossed over the whole depth of Fibonacci in my excitement. I think of Fibonacci moments as 'Aha!' moments. At least they have been in my lifetime. Every time I look at our rosebushes, I see 'fibs'. I still see roses, but the fibs are the mathematics of the beauty. Here is a picture how:
Most simple, most basic, most obvious. Most easy way to say 'Aha!' to math in nature.
The branches are in a fibonacci sequences.
Add the lowest sequence to its above (the 1 to the 2) and you find 3 branches.
The 2 to the 3, and you find 5 branches.
3 + 5 = 8.
5 + 8 = 13.
AHA! I get it! Fibonacci in a rose bush!
It also works perfectly in a conch shell, the spiral of it. My aunt once sent me a rather large conch shell from near her place in Florida. I thought it was pretty cool - until Mr. Fibonacci made me say "aha!" Yea, chances are I don't always see the shell any more, I see the sequence.
When my mother knitted me a fair-isle sweater, I bit my tongue to not point out the fibonacci sequence she had colorfully created. I knew explaining that to her would rather ruin the art of her knitting... and that I would be wearing yarn dumped on my head (geez, who knows where she would have stabbed me with the knitting needles!). More on knitting with Fibonacci can be found here. Just in case you need to know...
Look for fibonacci sometime... in the next daisy you pick. I promise, you will be ruined for life.