Thursday, April 30, 2009

Is Truth More Exciting than Fiction?

Echinocereus rigidissimus var rubrispinus. I found a really nice, red clone of Echinocereus rigidissimus var rubrispinus which I have growing in a little cactus garden pot with a few other really cool cacti. I noticed it has a bud as well which I find pretty exciting since I've never seen it bloom before. One of the cactus dealers said they have pretty rose colored flowers which are larger than the plant itself! Given the color of the spines, of course, rose colored flowers is awesome but not surprising. We'll know soon enough. As with many of these little cacti, the spines are quite decorative all by themselves! In fact, sometimes it is hard to imagine art created by man that is nearly as intricate and exotic as some of the amazing things in nature, albeit for rather obtuse reasons. Man creates art for beauty which sometimes has function. Nature embodies functional structure that is often artistic. Go figure.

1 comment:

MartininBroda said...

Aside from the philosophical implications it’s a really great picture (and it depends a little from the creator of fiction I guess...).