The Accidental Universe

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Ibis – Blanchard Park – April 2015

“Suppose time is a circle, bending back on itself. The world repeats itself, precisely, endlessly.” Alan Lightman

I’ve been delinquent on my book reporting. I am behind a few. The Accidental Universe by Alan Lightman is a wonderful collection of essays guaranteed to keep your brain tumbling for days.

My favorite segment was when he explained why bees make hexagonal wax compartments in the honeycombs. Turns out that the hexagon is a shape that can be made and fitted together with the least amount of wax, and it will always fit anywhere so bees can work independently on their chambers and connect them later – assured that the comb will be perfect. Amazing!!

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8933.Alan_Lightman?page=1

Bird Day #7

Snowy Egret

Bad Hair Day – Gatorland – March 2015

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BW Stork – Gatorland – March 2015

“But rational thoughts lead only to rational thoughts, whereas irrational thoughts lead to new experiences.”- Alan Lightman

Off on a new adventure, been reading Alan Lightman – more to come.

Decided to try the monochrome conversion on the wood stork, he seemed to have pretty good texture and the image didn’t come out flat – like most of my conversions.

Quote found at https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/8933.Alan_Lightman