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What is your favorite pattern in nature?

Asked by marinelife (62430points) June 12th, 2008

I am fascinated by the beauty everywhere in nature: the intricate foliage of a hemlock or Japanese maple, the patterns left by waves in the sand, the incredible complex beauty of the markings in animals’ fur.

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eambos's avatar

I love so many, but here are a few of my favorites: Peacock Feathers, The Leaves During Autumn, Leopard Fur, and so much more.

soundedfury's avatar

Fractal and logarithmic Romanesco broccoli.

playthebanjo's avatar

crop circles

Allie's avatar

I like the look of a desert sunset, really really blue seas, the detail of weathered wood, lightning, and TONS more…

tupara's avatar

Paua shell. The inside of the the Paua, a type of abalone, consists of swirls of bright blue, green, pink and purple iridescence.

breanne's avatar

Spiral aloe and split-leaf philodendon. Both of which can be seen here

intro24's avatar

@ playthebanjo : funny, made me laugh.

Honey combs

brownlemur's avatar

The nautilus is pretty amazing.

thebeadholder's avatar

I loved seeing the Northern Lights, the intricateness of seashells, the ocean’s waves and Alaska’s glaciers are all beautiful and amazing things.

thebeadholder's avatar

Oh and clouds also…I have seen some amazing patterns/things in the clouds (I won’t get into all of that).

Harp's avatar

Certain species of trees will occasionally produce a genetic variation that causes the wood fibers to undulate instead of running straight up the tree. When the wood from these rare trees is cut at a certain angle, these fibers reflect light in beautiful patterns. These boards are sold to furniture and instrument makers for outrageous sums. Here are pictures of a couple of the possible variations in maple: this pattern is called “flame”, and this is called “quilted”.

buster's avatar

Rocks in a stream.

Thesilvertiger's avatar

the lush green mountains that u see from a far.

gooch's avatar

Spring is my favorite season. I love new life. Baby animals crawling around with their new moms learning the world. Flowers in bloom spreading color. The amizing smell after a spring rain. I think in heaven it will be spring year around.

speechie4eva's avatar

I love the delicate and complexity of a spider web. They can be so beautiful if caught in the right sunlight or with drops of water on them.

Shuttle128's avatar

I’ve always liked woodgrain and maple leaves. I’ll also concur with leopard fur, there’s something specific to leopards that makes it really beautiful.

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