...and Fibonacci numbers, also known as the numbers of nature.
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Fibonacci spirals and "multiplication" happening. It all has to do with numbers anyway. The thorns on these thistle buds are arranged in Fibonacci spirals. The two beautiful and fragile insects are busy working on the perpetuation of the species.
Among the thorns you also find beauty.
Fibonacci spirals and number occur throughout nature, from the double helix in DNA, pine cones right out to spiral galaxies.