Chaotic Utopia

Friday Fractal XXVII

i-86a2cbacd0aedc9ec8a84fe320ca935d-ifwhole.jpgBe it winter or spring, I can find fractals growing all around me. Patterns which seem defiantly simple emerge with branching, crystalline beauty. This week’s fractal is a Julia set, transformed with inverse circles, then painted with the colors of a winter’s day:

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…similar to a snowy scene in thicket of coyote willow:

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Ice crystals growing on a branch of coyote willow (Salix exigua Nutt.) bush

…which somewhat resemble the flowers (catkins, in this case) of the plant in the spring:

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All images by the author, fractals made by the author using ChaosPro.