Nature Photography

The Spirit of Colour

Goethe’s theory of colour postulated that colour was an edge effect between darkness and light, and that the colours the human mind viewed were dependent upon mood and health — that they, in fact, displayed it. If that’s the case, take this as Okanagan Lake seen from my house on the day I returned home from six days in the hospital with pneumonia, much of it in isolation in the basement.

sunset22Never has anything looked so good. Here’s another view, this time to the sun, and clouds, and breath:

P1360459Goethe was onto something.



11 replies »

  1. ….And of course Goethe’s last words are said to have been, “More light.” Some of us have taken this to be a typically profound utterance from our beloved poet, but I read somewhere recently that he was only asking someone to open the blinds!

    Glad you are home, and not in a basement!


  2. there have been some amazing plays of light (or of the edges between light and darkness) this fall. Sorry to hear you were ill. But glad you are on the mend. Sending many thoughts your way,


  3. Welcome back! Everything is deliciously intensified after an absence like you’ve had, isn’t it! The gift at the end of the rainbow after a storm… I am happy that you are on the mend! Blessings…


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