Thursday, June 25, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Colours of the Rainbow

How many colours are there in a rainbow?

I read there are anywhere from three to as many as several thousand.

It depends on who is counting and what we believe we see. It's a bit like life - what we expect is what we find.


I'd be happy to find all these colours

I remember "Richard of York got bushed in Victoria."
(interpretation bushed is Aussie slang for lost and Victoria is a state of Aust)
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
or I made up a story

An old man sits deep in thought by his red wagon


gazing across at an orange flower


while the floodwaters creep to the yellow trees at the foot of the green hills
all under a blue sky

and thinks she's wasting her time looking for an indigo shot
because modern thinking scientists
(he's up with modern thinking)
do not accept indigo as a separate colour
because on the electromagnetic spectrum it's between about 420 and 450 nm in wavelength, placing it between blue and violet
and wavelengths shorter than about 450 nm are violet.
Not that she will understand a word of that!
Wonder if I should find some violets for her.


Nah, these will do and they are growing by the roadside.

















7 comments:

  1. Beautiful .....I like indigo haha...

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  2. Beautiful photos and presentation, Pauline.

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  3. New Zealand is beautiful. Thanks for the nice photos!

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  4. Those were some amazing photos, it was like that field of flowers captured all the rainbows thousand colours and made them tangible! New Zealand is indeed one beautiful place!

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  5. Gorgeous! The first and the last were my favs.

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  6. Thank you, thank you, people, for visiting me! I'm not sure about the etiquette for responding to comments - I've only recently been receiving them. I love the Friday shootouts, seeing real peoples views of their home towns and sharing my view of where I live.

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