Wednesday Vignette: Living Geometry

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“The geometry of the things around

us creates coincidences, intersections.”


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Erri De Luca

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“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book

which ever is before our eyes –

– I mean the universe –

– but we cannot understand it

if we do not first learn the language

and grasp the symbols in which it is written.

The book is written in mathematical language,

and the symbols are triangles, circles

and other geometrical figures,

without whose help it is impossible

to comprehend a single word of it;

without which one wanders in vain

through a dark labyrinth.”

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Galileo Galilei

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“You don’t see something

until you have the right metaphor

to let you perceive it”

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James Gleick

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“The harmony of the world is made manifest

in Form and Number,

and the heart and soul

and all the poetry of Natural Philosophy

are embodied in the concept of mathematical beauty.”

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D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson

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“Number rules the universe.”

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Pythagoras

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“Maths is at only one remove from magic.”

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Neel Burton

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“A circle has no end.”

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Isaac Asimov

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“Seed of Life” Mandala designed and stitched in cotton thread by the Woodland Gnome 2016.  Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017

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More on Geometry:

Sacred Geometry, Flower of Life…. (additional links at the end of the post)

 

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WPC: Blur

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Do you ever feel as though time speeds past in a blur?  Do you ever need to consult your calendar to remind yourself of the day of the week?

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Sometimes we get so busy with the business of the day that we’re surprised to find late afternoon already upon us.  Even with our longer, warmer days; time speeds by like the cardinals whizzing around our awakening garden.

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We’ve had blurs of happy and hungry bumble bees whizzing past us as we’ve worked to clean up in the garden this week.  They flock to whichever flowers are bathed in sunshine.

They especially love these fruit flowers, as you might guess.  Small clouds of nectar loving insects have begun to gather in blurry clouds of activity around each branch as its flowers open.

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I’ll take you on a short tour of the garden, in a follow up post, if you would like to see what else was blooming today.  But we’ll begin with these trees which have finally relaxed into spring, allowing their tight, hard little buds to open into soft, fragrant flowers filled with life-sustaining nectar.

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This is a special season for garden photographers.  We love to capture this unfolding beauty, before it passes into a blur of warmer days to follow …

With appreciation to the Daily Post for sponsoring The Weekly Photo Challenge.

This week’s challenge:  Share a photo that is a ‘blur.’  Please follow the link back to enjoy hundreds of wonderful photos of ‘blurs,’ shared this week.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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