30 Aug 11. Tuesday was slated for my trip to Mt Rainier to shoot alpine flowers, high lakes, and mountains. A combination of bad guesses by the weather guessers and inspection schedules by the state is preventing same, but I do believe a flower photo should still be in the offing. Shooting a lot of macro stuff as I do, and listening to the comments I get about it, I am more than just a little inclined to think that the majority of adults, and all modern kids included, simply fail to take the time to look closely at these magnificent creations and note all the intricate detail. For those of you who do not know me well, I do not believe for even a fraction of a second that it all came about by chance! The image for today is a close up of an Icelandic Poppy, one of my favorite flowers. Take a bit of time and study it carefully; I'll wager you will see more than you've ever imagined prior when just looking at the flower in its entirety. Think about what it is designed to accomplish, and then how that has been engineered into what you are seeing. A great book on this general subject, which I've mentioned before, and which would be a required text in any class in Biology or Mathematics I would endeavor to teach, and which I highly recommend to any of you who are either home schooling your children or thinking of so doing, is titled A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe: The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science by Michael S. Schneider. In fact, I HIGHLY recommend it to every one of you on this list!! It is, unfortunately, out of print, but there are still lots of copies available for as little as $6, and you'll never spend $6 better. It will open your eyes to the engineering designs found throughout nature and copied knowingly or otherwise by mankind. Today's submission would be touched upon in more than one chapter. ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f /16.