Is it my imagination or did the summer doomsayers start earlier than usual this year?
I’m remembering in particular the woman on the CVS check-out line back on August 1st who had to ruin everyone’s day when she lamented, “It’s just countdown to Labor Day now.” By August 22nd, I can feel them revving up everywhere I go. They’re officially kicking into high gear.
I don’t know about you but I LOVE summer and want to cherish each of the thirteen+ hour days of sunlight while I can. I beg of you. Be summer, be now. Please.
How wonderful to come across the quote and video below from the Feynman Series’ on ‘Beauty’ as I contemplated and photographed the very welcomed flowers to our garden–the magnificent peonies.
“…Look how beautiful it is
I see much more about the flower
I could imagine the cells in there
The complicated actions, which also have a beauty
It’s not just beauty at this dimension of one centimeter, there’s also beauty at smaller dimensions
The inner structure, also the processes, the fact that the colors and the flower are evolved in order
to attract inspections to pollinate it is interesting
it means that insects can see the color.
It adds a question: Is this aesthetic sense also exist in the lower forms that…why is it aesthetic…
all kinds of interesting questions which with science, knowledge, only adds to the excitement
and mystery, and the awe of a flower.”