Thursday, August 19, 2010

Anatomy of a Leaf

The other day while walking through a healing garden at one of Portland's hospitals I decided to stop and look at things. Just take a moment to bring the issues of the day to a scretching halt and relax.

After choosing a couple of photos for posting, I was prompted to do a search on the anatomy of a leaf. The cross section showing the complexity of it was a reminder of not only 8th grade science class but of the amazing world in which we live.

Years ago I took an astronomy class. I was blown away by the vastness of the universe and what a small piece we are to the entire puzzle. Can there be life on other planets in other galaxies? So far we don't know but one thing is for sure. The design and order we find in something as simple as a leaf is most definitely a love note from our Creator.


  1. Wonderful photos and provocative questions!

  2. Joan - thanks for stopping by and your comment!

  3. Very nice captures of the leaf and flower. Both have a nice touch of light highlighting the subject.

    Perhaps an artist thing, but I see design, order and pattern everywhere. The deeper you look the more design you discover. Good design doesn't happen by chance.

  4. way cool post,

    the leaf looks like it's got teeth!

    hope all is well!

  5. Kari - that's neat that you see design everywhere. Even Bill Gates says that programs don't happen by accident. Their complexity implies a programmer. I agree with you, good design doesn't happen by accident. Thank you!

    Jel - it's funny, I thought that too about the teeth. It kind of looks like a dragon's mouth. Thanks for your comment - all is well. Hope all is well with you!

  6. that's what I thought, with the eye, and with it's mouth open :)

    all is well here