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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Next to last bag delivery. Scraped by with a little spinach, a Delicata squash, onions, cilantro, a big bag of carrots, a few last tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes. Looking at this mum this morning, I couldn't remember the name of the guy who first noticed the pattern. His name is Fibonaci and he noted it in 1202. The Fibonaci numbers occur over and over in nature. 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and 144 (the sum of the prior two numbers forms the next number) are prevelant in flowers and the pattern Fibonaci wrote about is seen also among other things in pineapples, pine cones, and artichokes. The idea of a "Golden Mean" and "Golden Angle" came later. The golden angle is 137.5 degrees, and has been found to be the most efficient layering of seeds on a flower head. Amazing!