Certain plants (usually plants, huh, just thought about that) set my brain humming.
Wild grasses in particular, though I have made few observations, so cannot show what I mean, I find especially inspiring, the way they grow up and then something exciting comes out of them, like a whole item was folded neatly inside a tube. I think of the packaway possibilities for small spaces in urban areas. I think of whether you could attach thin energy panels to retractable arms in high wind areas. There is one wild grass here that when it “blooms” (unsure if this is the correct term) looks like the laundry line tree we had when I was growing up, which makes me smile.
This wee flowering bob had me folding paper and thinking of high rise buildings I’ve seen for quite some time. I don’t know why I think it looks like I should be able to origami it. I really like it and am offended on its behalf that it is listed as a “Maleza”.
This little sedgey friend. I couldn’t decide if it was floating or held aloft by some structure, but I mulled it for days, wishing I could have picked one up to examine what was underneath the water; the standing water in which it grew was on a ruin and was just a few centimeters deep. I love it so much.
Do you ever find your brain humming or inspired by something you’ve observed?