Look at how much emphasis is given to cars /roads in comparison to trains. Americans will have to learn how to be more like Swedes one day.
One of the reasons why we stopped in Sweden was to meet all the new second cousins who have just arrived. Baby Ingrid was the most recent. She is very feminine for just two weeks old!
Hildur was the friendliest. For the only adult member of the family who does not speak Swedish, I like that I can interact with the toddlers and gain their affection without words. Little Marta has a strong character. She’s a little extrovert. She definitely enjoyed having us stay a few days!
A couple months ago I got curious about the spiral pattern of seeds on a sunflower, and my sister-in-law Bethany told me it was a Fibonacci pattern. So I looked up what makes up this pattern, and I started to notice it everywhere in nature:
These spirals are simply built on the golden ratio, 1:1.6180339, which is expressed with the letter φ. Basically, you get it by having each consecutive new growth (leaf, seed, etc) start moving outwards at an angle of 222.49°, which is 360°/ 1.618. Plants follow this pattern because biologically, it is the most efficient form of growth, and theologically, because God loves beauty. The number of spirals in either direction will always be one of the fibonacci sequence numbers.
We went to Richmond to see Aradhna in concert. All of our family are hard-core fans . .. we have even sung one of their songs in a family wedding. For people like us who have a great love for Indian music and a desire to worship God, Aradhna is the best. Most of my family has been to numerous concerts and have hosted the band before. But since Jacob and I live across the world, this was the first time that we saw them in concert. I was blown away — their CDs are superb but their live concerts are phenomenal. Go to their website and have a listen!