Monday, August 11, 2008

Colour My World

For all the colorphiles out there, I've found a fabulous new blog: ColourLovers. This inspired masterpiece of a blog offers fascinating stories about color. Today's entry, for example, discusses and displays naturally occurring, opulently colored salt evaporation ponds. These man-made pools take on the color of the microorganisms that inhabit them, producing every hue from peach to emerald. Fascinating - and beautiful.

And then there is ColourLover's discussion of brocken bows, something that I'd never heard of before. According to the-font-of-all-knowledge Wikipedia, a brocken bow is an "enormously magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun." Brocken bows occur on foggy mountain tops - which explains why I haven't heard of them. I haven't spent ten minutes on a foggy mountaintop since I was a Girl Scout in 1967! These specter-like occurrences bring to mind pictures of Jesus; perhaps he experienced a brocken bow? That would have been quite a sight - enough to start a world religion (especially if you're the Son of God - as we all are, INHO).

Kudos to ColourLovers. Keep up the great work!

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