Growing a Fan Base

Fantastic shapes!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge provides the theme of Growth.

Today, I thought it might provide an opportunity for a bit of tongue-in-cheek post, and highlight one of the most amazing fan-fold growing patterns in Nature.

Leaves are incredible structures that have evolved over the years to adapt to their environments and provide the processing power needed to grow incredible trees and plants of many varieties.  There are many adaptations visible in leaves (sounds like it might be an opportunity for a series), of which one really stands out to me: those who use fan-folding in their design, as they are both beautiful an incredible adaptations.

Here’s an example of such a beauty…

Fantastic Growth

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