Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Peas & Bees, Iris flowers and a traditional wedding in Japan

Isn't it nice to be remembered on your 189th birthday? Today is the 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel and Google is celebrating it with a logo honoring the scientist and his work.
A little information about Gregor Mendel from Wikipedia:

Gregor Johann Mendel (July 20, 1822[1] – January 6, 1884) was a Czech-German Augustinian friar and scientist, who gained posthumous fame as the figurehead of the new science of genetics for his study of the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants. Mendel showed that the inheritance of these traits follows particular laws, which were later named after him. The significance of Mendel's work was not recognized until the turn of the 20th century. The independent rediscovery of these laws formed the foundation of the modern science of genetics.

While we are on peas and bees, let me tip you off on a million beautiful iris plants of 500 varieties and a lovely wedding tradition in Japan on Pandabonium's site. PandaB shoots very nice pictures. Enjoy the site!


  1. Thanks for linking! I hope people enjoy the pics.

  2. thanks for sharing the story, i noticed the peas but didn't bother to find them out, haha~~ :D