Connections Create

Looking forward to the new year, we treasure the connections already made with you and those still to come because they are the catalysts for creativity and for life.

Nature’s Building Blocks

We see connections in the fractal patterns of nature: branches, hubs and spokes. These omnipresent forms generate energy, maximize flow and facilitate connection. (Photo #1)


Water flows across the Earthian and the Martian surfaces in branching patterns that move liquid in the most efficient way. (Photo #2)/(Photo #3)

Branching up

Trees send up branches with leaves reaching higher and farther to create the ultimate solar power plants. (Photo #4)

Branching out

As above, so below. A plant’s root system stretches as far and wide as its crown to gather water and nutrients to complete the energy circuit. (Photo #5)

Connected City

The beautiful city of Paris spirals out from its oldest neighborhood to the next, connected by roads loosely arranged in hub and spoke patterns. The more intersections, the more ways for people to meet, strengthening the bonds of community and friendship. (Photo #6)

Connected Brain

Our compact brains hold around 100 billion neurons; each neuron has thousands, sometimes up to 100,000 connections or synapses. This gargantuan number of connections powers our brains and carries our thoughts, memories, actions, emotions and our enormous capacity for knowledge. (Photo #7)

Connected Ideas

Connections are the key to creativity. Making something new often starts with the connection of two previously unrelated ideas, functions or objects, brought together to reimagine what’s possible. (Photo #8)

Connected World

Neurons spark; we talk to our friends and colleagues; new ideas, products and companies are born. (Photo #9)

Connections make it happen. Here’s to lots more in 2018.

With gratitude,

Pascha, David and the Vertetudecrats

Photo Captions:

  1. Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC
  2. Golden Gardens Beach, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC  
  3. Mars, Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
  4. Japanese Maple, Kubota Garden, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC
  5. Roots, Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC
  6. Paris, 1892; Credit: Wikimedia Commons
  7. Neuron in tissue culture, Credit: Gerry Shaw, Wikimedia Commons
  8. Reflections, Allen Institute, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC
  9. Fremont Sunday Market, Seattle, Credit: Vertetude, LLC

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