The Amaryllis Dance

A single stem florescence must maintain balance.

It does this by dancing very slowly around the stem.

Symmetry must be maintained as the flowers bloom.

The round dance is called circumnutation.

I have been watching my Benfica Amaryllis dance this week.

There is an odd number of blooms.

The last one to open is days behind the others and smaller.

I have observed this last bud slowly spinning above its sisters.

It has finally settled down close to the oldest bloom which is beginning to wither.

Taking up the space that is being vacated.

Timing and balance.

We can learn from our green relatives if we pay close attention.

FLOWER

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