Friday, April 6, 2012

365 Days Take Three! -- Day Ninety-Seven

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*Point is, what's so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it.  There's a certain orchid that looks exactly like a certain insect so the insect is drawn to this flower - it's double... it's soul mate, and wants nothing more than to make love to it, thus pollinating it.  And neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking.  I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance, the world lives?  But it does.  By simply doing what they're designed to do, something large and magnificient happens.  In this sense they show us how to live.  How the only barometer you have is your heart.  How when you spot your flower, you can't let anything get in your way.*

-- Adaptation --


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow this is at the Arboretum? I need to go there soon while all of the spring blooms are out. A couple of my coworkers are going next weekend I believe. Beautiful picture!

Rachel said...

It is :) We went last Sunday and everything looked beautiful. I had forgotten just how big the arboretum actually is as we walked the trail, but most of my pictures were taken right in the front area where the gardens are. Hope you're able to make it and enjoy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Hope you had a good Easter Rachel!