2021—The Golden Spiral

It’s both surprises and fascinates me to see how nature can be guided by mathematical principles. These principles not only shape the logical structure of mathematics, they extend to the natural and artistic worlds as well. The Golden Spiral, a concept guided by Fibonacci numbers, and their relative ratios helps define classical definitions of beauty and proportion. Walking through Antelope Community Park yesterday on the way home from my daily outing, I was struck by the beauty of some spring wildflowers scattered along the trail. These fiddleheads exhibit the proportion of the Golden Spiral and the golden flowers emerging from the spiral help to accentuate it.