This week's #FundaySunday is by Gauri Binayak. Gauri is a chemical ecologist who wiretapped plant-insect conversations in her Ph.D. at IISER Pune. She loves writing, creating art, and gardening and hopes to work at the intersection of her passion for science & art!
This is the cross-section of a Casuarina Equisetifolia stem, a tree that carried generations of Onam swings on her college campus. Plant anatomy often resembles mandala art, and according to Gauri, it is deeply meditative to draw them!