Thursday, 7 July 2016

Blooming Beautiful!

Bang!  It's summer, every day what-was-a-bud is suddenly a bloom.  It's hard to catch flowers in the garden just as they're blossoming, but some patient and talented people have and shared!

See how lilies, Phalaenopsis orchids, Love-In-A-Mist (Nigella damascena), peonies, irises, dianthus, hibiscus, chrysanthemums, and others unfurl with this National Geographic video:

Katka Pruskova created a number of mesmerizing video Flowers Timelapse compilations.  Below, is Flowers Timelapse I of Amaryllis, Lilies, Easter cactus, Rose, Gladiolus, Tulip, Gardenia.  (Flowers Timelapse II and Flowers Timelapse III are also stunning.)
Flowers Timelapse from Katka Pruskova on Vimeo.

Beautiful and breathtaking... and plenty interesting for scientists to look into just why and how flowers open and close.  To find out more visit:
- Wired "The Physics of the Flower's Bloom"

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