Seven Blooms | East Wenatchee, WA | 2016
Flowers, those tricky devils, combine bright colors and intricate shapes to lure pollinators. Bees and other insects can’t resist participating in this brazen sex act that takes place in public right before our eyes. It’s one of Nature’s most divine dances — a symbiotic reproductive process (fertilization for flowers, honey for bees) that staggers the mind in its complexity. Just imagine the evolutionary steps that produced: 1) gazillions of petal shapes and hues, and 2) a fat little buzzing bug that flies. Somehow they got together to ensure flowers’ continued existence. Plus, many flowers smell great. Not sure about bees.