It's been a long time since I've shared an image like this. In the past, they have provoked reactions along the lines as to what an image like this has to do with botany. It's hard to argue against that point, so my only excuse for sharing it is that it's a weekend before I'm out of the office for the next week, and I don't have time to write much.
For your reading fix, I suggest visiting the Art Blog of Jonathan Jones, with a recent assertion: Science is More Beautiful Than Art. If I recall correctly (the past week has been a blur), the article was forwarded to me by UBC Botanical Garden's new Artist-in-Residence, Dana Cromie.
Speaking of blurs, that is how today's photograph was made--a long-exposure smooth panning motion on some poplar trees in Jasper National Park.