Thursday, July 18, 2013

Pic Today 7/18/13





LEAF ART

The primary function of a leaf
 is the respiratory system of a plant . . .
to collect sunlight, water and nutrients,
absorbing carbon dioxide through
photosynthesis, expiring oxygen
to build tissue throughout the rest of the plant.

It is the vascular system that transports
these fluids and nutrients, i.e. the veins in each leaf.

Beyond the science of this system
is the beauty of a leaf's veins.
Visible to the naked eye, 
each leaf reveals its vascular design.

Next time you're at the market,
pick up a leaf of swiss chard
and admire its beauty.

Behold a work of art!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Rick,
    This pics are amazing!
    Hava a wonderful day.
    xoxo

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  2. En realidad es tu fotografía la que logra que algo simple se convierta en algo maravilloso.
    Abrazos, bella noche!

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  3. beautiful images again! thank you for making my day brighter with your lovely comments!

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