The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is FORCES OF NATURE.
One tends to associate “forces of nature” with such mighty cataclysmic events as torrential rains, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, or volcanic eruptions. As I walked through my garden this week, I observed the vines of a mandevilla climbing upward on its support. Here is a different natural force, embedded within the mandevilla’s DNA.
What causes the vine to seek support to grow upward instead of laterally? What causes the vine to wind around the support counter-clockwise (at least from the plant’s perspective) instead of clockwise? There is nothing I can do (and believe me I have tried) to force the mandevilla to wind in the opposite direction. Its internal, natural force is all powerful within its unique existence.