Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thinking About Biodiversity

I almost NEVER have a vacation, but last week I spent 3 days in Montreal with two friends from New Jersey. We went to the Botanical Gardens, and this is a photo of one of the plants, taken by our friend, Mark Edelman. Being among a diverse group of plants from different ecosystems -- rainforest, arid regions, temperate zones -- caused me to to take great joy in the huge variety of plant forms on our planet. Often I think that nature does it so very much better than we artists ever could.