A contemplation of colour. This morning on Twitter I found a wonderful poem about sunset colours – this particular sunset happened to be in Bristol, UK. In the poem the sunset colours are matched with sources they could have been derived from here on earth. Let’s look at some natural colour sources before enjoying the poem…
Both cherry blossom photos were taken in Arrowtown, New Zealand by me.
Fritillaria imperialis (substituting for the wheat and sunflower petals in the poem)
Saw these beauties at Maple Glen Garden, Southland NZ on 06 Oct 2019
They were just past their best and beginning to fade. Also called ‘Crown Imperial’.
Which brings me to ‘Fading’ by David Ralph Lewis – this really caught my imagination! Bristol sunset, taken down by the harbour. Used with permission
Click on image to enlarge if you wish …
I feel honoured that Mr Platypus (UK), fellow WP blogger, has produced a lovely post responding to the Liebster Award questions that I posed. He’s included NZ photos, a Puffin, a [Tasmanian] Devil and more. Before retirement he’d worked for most of 40 years in the UK Public Library sector and answered my question about ‘favourite children’s book’ very fully! This is a delightful post, thoughtful and entertaining – please click here to take a look
Text and photos by Liz, poem/sunset by David Lewis; Exploring Colour (2020)