Hair on a leaf. Who knew?
But there it was under Lydia’s magnifying glass, at my daughter’s Eden Club meeting.
Why is there hair on a leaf?
We went to the library, probed for answers. Hair on a leaf tickles insects. It is a gentle armor. Hair on a leaf prevents excess evaporation.
Suddenly, our conversation got interesting. Aren’t God’s designs so amazing? We marveled. And then we considered that what God had done on a micro level, he’d done on a bigger-than-life level too…
While hair on a leaf stands up to prevent the wind from stealing moisture, trees on a landscape stand up to protect the soil from the wind’s evaporative power.
And now that we know, we can use this knowledge in our own inventions… objects perpendicular to a surface may prevent evaporation. Who knows what inventions we’ll ever use this knowledge for? But now it’s ours. We have seen a great design from the Master’s portfolio.
Photo by Saima Barkat and L.L. Barkat.