March 13th, 2009

in motion

spiral

I am not a fan of broccoli and these pictures of the Romanesco variant don't make me any more inclined to eat some, but they do make me feel better about, you know, nature in all its bountiful forms ET CETERA. Because, seriously. What an astonishing world. If a freaking cauliflower can look this good, truly we are living on a magical, magical planet.


Wikipedia says: ... the inflorescence (the bud) has an approximate self-similar character, with the branched meristems making a logarithmic spiral. These odd characteristics are often a delight of math-minded persons, who dubbed the vegetable terms like "fractal food".


Not sure if I should cook this or ask it to take me to its leader.


via wtf nature