Symmetry in Nature – What a Wonder?

Symmetry in nature – what a wonder?!

This little plant (in the front yard) caught my attention as I was rushing to pack the kids up in the car to take them to Tamil School today morning. I paused for a second to admire the symmetry and felt compelled to take a picture of it.

Adi gave me a stern look and said: “Amma, You have been nagging us all morning to get ready and get in the car. Now you stand there enjoying that silly little plant and then clicking pictures of it. Get in the car – NOW.”

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. – Herbert Read

I got in the car and then proceeded to give the kids one of my long lectures. The topic was “stop & enjoy the little things in life”.

What little thing did you enjoy today? A leaf, a plant, a fruit, a conversation, a smile, a hug, some hot chai. What was it?

Aloha Hawaii. Mahalo Hawaii.

Aloha Hawaii!

In how many ways and how many little things can I count thy stunning beauty?

How can my lousy photo taking skills and my silly old camera do justice in capturing thy beauty?

Thy lush green gardens,

thy coconut and banana trees,

thy beautiful flowers,

thy jet black lava rocks,

thy numerous birds,

thy breath taking beaches.

Your sights and sounds will stay in my inner mind for ever.

Until we meet again…Mahalo Hawaii.

Aloha Hawaii - 2- Ambal Balakrishnan