Sometimes, nature imitates itself.
Remind anyone of this graphic?
“One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light years across. One shows neurons in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the universe. Together they suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural phenomena.” Reblogged from The New York Times > Science
Similarly, a lone evergreen overlooking Loveland Pass, Colorado…
… Evocative of axons of neurons stripped of boutons (the neural connections each healthy nerve cell should sprout many of.) Not plentiful in underutilized neurons:
Thus, on a broad scale:
Not watering your evergreens ~= not watering your brain
Deforestation ~= Synaptic pruning
Evergreens, ironically, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Something vast to think about…
And not so vast – sometimes man imitates nature as well 🙂