Day 270 - Why The Design Of An Apple Matters.
Hey Everyone! It's Sunday and today is observation time. When was the last time we thought about the design of something? Looking around us there are so many things that are designed and designed well. Take for example the indoor toilet. The design hasn't changed much over the years and it works well most of the time. How about the pen? Sure, there are variations and colors but they all work off the same principle, gravity and ink. Look at nature's design. No one beats nature when it comes to design.
Take the apple as an example. It's pretty perfect with it's smooth outside and crunchy inside. It's sweet while being a little bit sour. Apples come in a range of perfect colors from pastel pink to vivacious green. They have delicate patterning and a, mighty little wooden stem that holds tight to a branch. When they fall off the tree, they rot, the seeds go into the ground and poof, a new tree forms. The cycle continues.
Today, pick up an apple and study it. Create awareness and respect for the design provided by mother nature. It might sound like I am being a little preachy but I continually take the design of nature for granted. From the air we breath to the food we eat, it all goes on without much human intervention and it is pretty amazing.
Did I mention apples also make a great fall crisp? Here's a great recipe for a perfect fruit thanks to Food & Wine magazine: Granny Smith Apple Crisp.
Until tomorrow Apple Jacks!