It takes an enormous amount of energy for plants and trees to give flowers to us, but really is it for us?
What is really happening is the species needs this burst of energy to not only reproduce but prepare for another growth cycle. In the case of these Magnolia trees, once they finish their flower production they will push out leaves so they can collect energy from the sun and convert it into natural sugars for growth, similar to solar panels.
The best part of all, it’s part of a bigger system that works together and relies on each other to create and maintain the structure that shapes our world. #nature #mobot #magnolia #tree #green #living #garden #bigpicture #everythinghasareason
From The Charlie Rose Show, Peter Matthiessen on nature, travel, and writing.
"You have to write with some form of mystery for the reader to uncover for themselves but never really know if they got there." -Peter Matthiessen