Virtue? Paragon of virtue? Perhaps someone, but not me. Mother Theresa, St. Francis, Gandhi, Anne Frank? Often we think in human terms in regard to paragon. But there are times I relate to nature, there are plenty of exemplars of life, goodness, beauty, nurture, in nature.
(Illyarrie) Erythrocorys (Erythro = red; korys = cap) begins as a red capped fruit, then shedding the cap to allow the yellow flower to burst forth. Erythrocorys is an Australian Eucalypt. (My photo)
This photo from Trevorsbirding.com
Now that’s an exemplar of natural perfection and beauty,