The Universe in a flower
Blue_Morning_Glory - Click on Image to Enlarge
Image Credit copyright @ Xfg21042007/C5050Z
Like the Morning Glory in the picture, it is said the Universe started in an instant from a single node. In Time, Space (space-time) grew and unfolded outward like the funnel shape of the petals to arrive at where we are today. Sitting comfortably close to the fully open outer rim of the flower or Universe.
The light from the centre in the flower is pure white, the purples and blues are those wavelengths which are reflected, all other photons wavelengths and colours are trapped by the flower and held.
If we look at the body of the flower we could say the petals are like the sea of gravity or Space on which matter surfs and conglomerates into galaxies, and like droplets of rain water resting on the flower, which form into multiple shape and size bubbles, and by surface tension are bound.
As we reach the outer rim of the flower or Universe we are told, there, is to be found a cosmic event horizon or periphery. This of course we assume or perceive to be the boundary of the observable universe as it has come to be known.
While I was observing the flower, I couldn't fail to notice
the ant (and the bee) walking along the flower, walk right over the edge to the other side of the flower's boundary or periphery.
For you see, every flower, funnel shaped conical or pyramidal has a membrane or wall, which means it has an inner and outer wall. But of course to us sitting on one of these droplets in the inner wall of the flower Universe, the outside wall is hidden and as you can see, we cannot see beyong the periphery.
Fortunately for us all, the universe lasts a lot longer than the Morning Glory, which in all its majesty is here only for a day and its beauty gone in less than an hour shortly after the last sunray.
The flower typically lasts for a single morning and dies in the afternoon. New flowers bloom each day. The flowers usually start to fade a couple of hours before the petals start showing visible curling. They prefer full sun throughout the day.
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So enjoy Today and Every Day!
Here's wishing you All a fine Earth Day this Sun day.
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