As I was finishing up a dandelion drawing I started a few days earlier for "Paint With Me Thursday" (obviously I'm a bit late), I began to reflect on the structure and beauty of this flower (I know... weed) in a way that I hadn't before. Exactly how does this turned up, sunshiney flower transform in to an elegant, sphere of soft symmetry. The image that came to my mind was that of popcorn; but the dandelion's form is so perfect. I understand the functionality aspect of the change in terms of transmitting the seeds to the wind; but the miracle of the "how," the amazing complex design, and the splendor of each minute detail causes a quietness and awe in me.
See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
You can find this week's "Paint With Me Thursday" artwork here at Simply Feather. Next week's inspiration is Fences.
Dandelion by Donald Macleod
Dandelion (fluff) by Alex Rouvin