Fractal broccoli

Did you know that broccoli is fractal in nature? It’s self-similar – little bits of broccoli look like big bits of broccoli.

To illustrate this, here’s a big piece of broccoli from tonight’s dinner at God Plays Dice headquarters:


And here’s a small piece of broccoli, against a backdrop of a smaller pattern:


They look quite similar!

I’m not the first to notice this: see Fractal Broccoli for the Gardening Geek and Fractal Broccoli with a Macro Lens, which features better photography. But what do you want before dinner?
My art department has a variety of fabric backdrops, mostly from recent quilting pursuits. More about that, perhaps, in a future post.

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