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Symmetry in Nature 1

on October 7, 2013

Nature. What compels us to seek her wonders? She calls us forth when we least expect it, inspires us beyond words and changes her moods more often than any woman! Captivating is her charm, fiery is her anger, breathtaking is her beauty! She is the epitome of poetry, the effervescence of life!

Have you ever thought about what happens when left meets right in nature? Is the left wing of a butterfly different from the right? Did you know a snowflake is completely symmetrical within itself, while not matching any other snowflake? What about something as simple as leaf symmetry? Some leaves are flat and wide; others are spiky and thin but if you fold one in half, is one side larger, smaller, fatter, thinner than the other?

Such questions go on…and on…and on… Nature is Fascinating. Luxurious. Amazing. Miraculous. Extraordinary. Splendorous. It flames within a natural framework often making the ordinary extraordinary. Do you agree? Not sure? Within the poetry and photographs below are only a few of nature’s finest! Thanks again to Barb Beacham, Life in the Foothills, for sharing some of her ‘flaming’ photography!


Symmetry in Nature


Sand dollars, seashells, and crabs
Spiny starfish under the sea
Two parts reflect along an axis
A concept known as symmetry

bth_dividersUnder the sea

Honey bees, insects and leaves
One side the mirror image of the other
Beauty to behold as left matches right
Especially in butterflies one after another

bth_dividersSwallowtail butterfly

Reflections along the water’s edge
Create amazing mirror imagery
Shimmering, shining in crystal splendor
The very dawn of existence’s mystery


Regal tiger, graceful deer, majestic elephant
Even the grunting, voracious agouty
One half the same shape and size as the other
Perfectly balanced, evocation of beauty

bth_dividersThe elephant

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Proportions of Man’
Balances the human form in equilibrium
Life emulates the mirrors of the world
Especially reflections in an emporium

©2013 catnipoflife©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

If that is not enough, visit 10 Beautiful Examples of Symmetry in Nature

Where have you seen symmetry in nature recently?

25 responses to “Symmetry in Nature 1

  1. bldodson says:

    Good one. Love the cat photo.

  2. Al says:

    The video and the cat are the only ones I can see

  3. Teepee12 says:

    I’m having trouble with the graphics today … but I think it’s wordpress, not us becase I’m having similar problems on my site. Cat is lovely. Like snowflakes, but furrier, with claws.

    • catnipoflife says:

      Don’t cha juz luv it when WP has their way with our designs? UGH! There is no telling what else is all messed up throughout the site. Double UGH!

    • babso2you says:

      Teepee – I invite you to come back to Sharla’s site to see how well we work together! Her words draw out my photographs, and they should now be visible! Good eye candy!

  4. Micki Peluso says:

    all the pictures didn’t come through but the poetry was awesome!!

  5. babso2you says:

    Reblogged this on Life in the Foothills and commented:
    Sharla Shults of Catnip of Life sure does write some great poetry! She has once again sent me a poem and asked for photos to go with her poem. I love the way her words draw the images to mind, and I am amazed that with all the photos I have taken over the years, that I can find ones that match perfectly to her words! I hope that you will enjoy this collaboration! Thanks again Sharla and I am looking forward to doing this with you again! Hugs to you! – B

  6. babso2you says:

    We do make a great team! I am thinking maybe we should do a coffee table book of your poetry and my photos! Neh? Hugs to you and thank you again! – B

  7. Timmy Tomcat says:

    In studies of beauty Symmetry is the big enchalada

  8. Raani York says:

    What an amazing post Sharla!! It really fascinates me how you can make a post like this where EVERYTHING is just perfect! The video, the pictures, the poems…
    I have to admit… if our blogs weren’t so different, I’d be jealous now. 🙂

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