Counting Petals

When placing embellishments on a greeting card, for example, it feels ‘right’ to use an odd number of embellies. “Rule of Odds,” “Rule of Thirds,” the “Golden Rule” are concepts taught, based on the Fibonacci Sequence, where odd numbers are used in art or design to be more pleasing to the eye. In nature, odd numbers abound . . . flower petals, fruit, fingers on a human hand.

Curiously, I do count petals! More often than not, I find an odd number of petals. Not this bloom:


An even number. Symmetry. Balance. Nature.

All of these thoughts aside, it’s easy to just appreciate nature’s bounty well into October. Happy Day!

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