My daily writing periods are an opportunity to sow idea seeds. I prepare my space, set the conditions, and hope for a positive outcome.
Seeds come in a vast array of sizes, colors, and shapes. An epiphytic orchid has the tiniest seed. This baby, at 1/300th of an inch (85 micrometers), and 1/35,000,000th of an ounce (0.81 micrograms) is not visible to the naked human eye. From the mother plant, they float on the air, and with luck, they find a home with an ideal environment in the rainforest’s upper canopy, perfect for germination within a month or two.
Over 4 decades, a giant redwood attains heights of 100 feet and begins with a small 1/8-inch-long seed. The world’s largest seed belongs to the Coco de Mer Palm and weighs in at almost 40 pounds with a circumference of 3 feet. The seed reaches maturity in 6-7 years and needs…
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