Knowledge is beautiful

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“It is sometimes said that scientists are unromantic, that their passion to figure out robs the world of beauty and mystery. But is it not stirring to understand how the world actually works—that white light is made of colors, that color is the way we perceive the wavelengths of light, that transparent air reflects light, that in so doing it discriminates among the waves, and that the sky is blue for the same reason that the sunset is red? It does no harm to the romance of the sunset to know a little bit about it.”
American  astronomer (1934 – 1996)

Sky High Butterfly

Butterflies in High Park, Toronto. Photo by Lila Cheekytree.

On Sunday morning I went for a walk in High Park.

Along a winding dirt path, I stopped to photograph a simple yellow flower when a butterfly flew into frame. It was only then that I looked up, way up, and noticed dozens of orange and black butterflies fluttering high above me. They were beautiful.

For me, the image I captured on that sunny morning evokes feelings of lightness and joy; just two of the many uplifting things the butterfly symbolizes in cultures around the world.

I hope this week you’ll go outside and see for yourself all the beauty in Nature that surrounds us. Soon! Before the weather gets cold.

Have a beautiful week.