OUR COLOURFUL PLANET

As humans we are able to appreciate our colourful planet, our amazing world through our eyes.  Humans can distinguish over 5,000,000 hues and this is what creates the visual reality we enjoy from the moment we open our eyes. Colour is created by the interplay of light with a huge array of chemicals called pigments present in living things and and even rocks. Light is simply a band of electromagnetic radiation which arrives on our planet from the Sun,  yet only a small part of that radiation we see as the Visible Spectrum. Its almost like a dance, that interplay of light.  How this creates the colours, forms and mystical beauty that continually enhance all aspects of our lives is truly magical. These pages look at some of the mysteries as to how and why those colours in nature exist and the ways in which they brighten our lives, not just now but throughout history.

  • OUR COLOURFUL PLANET

    WHY IS THE SKY SO BLUE?

    Why is the sky blue? The light from the Sun looks white. But it is really made up of all the colours of the rainbow.  When white light shines through a prism, the light is separated into all its colours. A prism is a specially shaped crystal.  The light you see is just one tiny bit of all the kinds of energy beaming around the universe and around you! We call it the visible spectrum because the human eyes and brain can translate all this energy into the colours of our…

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    ARE FLOWERS NATURALLY BLUE?

    What makes flowers appear blue? The natural deep blue of these genetians always catches my eye How could we ever this this is not a naturally blue flower? Natural blue Forget-me- not Hydrangea whose blue colouration depends on the ph of the soil Back to basics for a moment!  A reminder as to how we SEE colour. All objects absorb or reflect different wavelengths of light. Those wavelengths may be in the VISIBLE RANGE of the spectrum that our eyes are sensitive to creating colours in the ranges of Reds…

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    YOU LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE

    WE ARE THE ‘LIGHT OF OUR LIFE’ Whether we are aware of it or not, we all use LIGHT ENERGY with its different components of colour to heal ourselves. Feeling a need for privacy, for time to collect and work through your thoughts and emotions? Do you wear a dark colour such as black, or maybe dark blue?  Such colours have little to say to the outside world about your personality, your inner feelings and emotions so you may use these dark colours as a disguise to hide behind! If you are feeling more confident…