This photograph of an Isopogon Formosus in my garden up close reminds me of this quote from Thoreau:
All things indeed are subjected to a rotary motion—either gradual and partial or rapid and complete—From the planet and system to the symplest shell fish and pebbles on the beach. As if all beauty resulted from an object turning on its own axis—or others turning about it. It establishes a new centre in the universe. As all curves have reference to their centres or foci —so all beauty of character has reference to the soul—and is a graceful gesture of recognition a waving of the body toward it.