The column of the cymbidium orchid resembles a primitive canoe, and it is designed to fit the pollinator lured to it by its deceptive enticements of color and fragrance promising nectar and pollen. The bright markings and the callus on the lip act as a landing strip for the visiting bee. Often, when orchids […]Read more "Bee Longing"
EVOLUTION OF VOLITION I’ve seen plants display behavior, if not learning, sans nervous system.Read more "EVOLUTION OF VOLITION"
Often Overlooked Evolution is as much about allure as it is survival.Read more "Often Overlooked"
EARLY FINDINGS We first didn’t even know that cells composed us (as with all other living things). Once a truth’s discovered, it can be found everywhere.Read more "Early Findings"
Sequel to BARD OF MARS INVOCATION Ubiquitous, therefore hard to assess, an elegant complexity is found, quite dauntingly difficult to express, innately lavish, vibrantly unbound. From forest to the desert or the sea, from far or in a microscopic view, at any scale, it works exquisitely, and wonder, awe and reverence are its due. Fit […]Read more "View From Earth"
Addictive Designs Originally published in Orchids magazine, this remains the only poem published by this magazine of the American Orchid Society, since it’s 1932 inception. James Ph. Kotsybar Renowned for what he’d long ago begun, John tried to take a step back from his life and figure out just what it was he’d […]Read more "Addictive Designs"