“The Fibonacci Sequence turns out to be the key to understanding how nature designs . . . and is . . . a part of the same ubiquitous music of the spheres that builds harmony into atoms, molecules, crystals, shells, suns and galaxies and makes the Universe sing.”
Guy Murchie

. . . Math’s never been my strong suit. But there is one equation even I can comprehend, appreciate, and — when I’m fully present and aware — easily identify all around me.

Known as the Fibonacci Sequence, after Leonardo Fibonacci who introduced it to the West, it’s a series of numbers where each number is the total of the two preceding numbers:

0+1=1

1+1=2

1+2=3

2+3=5

3+5=8

5+8=13

8+13=21

13+21=34

. . .

And when you add shape to those equations, they take on this design: And it’s this spiral design that surrounds us in nature. You can find it in nautilus shells, flower petals, seed heads, pine cones, galaxy superclusters, hurricane rotations, etc.

Below are a couple more examples. Go out sometime and see if you can find the beauty of this ornate sequence around you.  