Sunday, April 10, 2011

I - imbricate

I couldn't think of what to post for "I"and this is what I came up with--imbricate.  It's a new's a new word for me.  It refers to things that are arranged so as to overlap like roof tiles.  I immediately thought of these beautiful patterns--fish scales, pine cones, sunflowers.

 Not to mention turtles and camelias.

Oh isn't nature incredible?


  1. this
    is a wonderful word
    as is your blog...

    xox - eb.

  2. Spectacular !
    Imbricate, what a wonderful new word for me too.
    I must say I adore the Pine Cone...

    Your posts have been really fabulous so far.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. fibonacci unpacked some of the order here but really the rest is pure magic. steven

  4. I'm so glad I stopped by today - intense pictures!
    happy i day =)

  5. A little beauty, a little math and a new word. What's not to love? I'm certain in some of those photos, especially the sunflower, the Fibonacci sequence is hard at work.

  6. These images are wonderful. There is a documentary film from the "NOVA"" series called "The Shape of Things". It is absolutely fascinating, talking about patterns in nature and the role they play in survival.


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