Working on the slideshow made me realised how globalisation affected the plant life on this planet. Many of the flowers I saw came from the far corners of the world. It was just under 500 years ago that Magellan sailed around the world. In many ways everyone of us are affected by this plant globalisation. We are much closer than we have imagined.
Many species of flowers I saw were created by human. We have been cloning plants for long time. Such plant is called a ‘cultivar’ and their survival will be dependent on human. When I look up their names in books, I have discovered thousands and thousands of species were created, excluding cultivars. Our relationship with plants are also much closer than have imagined. Thus, we have not only shrink distances, we have also shrink the gap between species.
Working on the slideshow also gave me a sense of the beauty of life and the unity of life on world. I am grateful to be alive and be able to witness the marvels of evolution.