neon in nature
good morning and happy tuesday. i hope your week is off to a good start! it’s officially almost summer! the weather’s been a little crazy with lots of rain and humidity over here.
it’s brutal but actually has been creating pretty random prisms everywhere from the oil on the street to rainbows in unexpected places.
then again i guess rainbows are always unexpected!
anyway i took the opportunity to use it for another color post.
candy and i were contemplating the incomprehensibility of the vibrant neon in a peacock feather the other day.
we wondered where else you’d see so much brilliant color (let alone tones that are basically fluorescent), in mother nature’s palette.
i’ve been kind of a minimalist for the past few years, really loving the serenity of whites on whites.
but these color posts have challenged me to look at things in a different way. it was hard at first to find decor that was inspired by the neon-ness of rainbows without being gaudy.
but it’s everywhere from casa mexicana
to boho chic
to a rococo room!
humans never cease to amaze me with their creativity and homage to everything from flowers to birds to fish.
so does man imitate nature? it certainly isn’t the reverse!
and boy do we love a riot of color!
of course once i started looking for neon was absolutely everywhere
the combos are magnificent
and even when they’re subtle
kind of wild when an entire town or village comes together to show their love for color
maybe there’s something magic in it
a bridge to another dimension?
the best part of working on the post was the realization that the neon in the feather or the flower was just a microcosm for the really big neon rainbows
in the sky
in the cosmos
throughout the entire universe
ahhh well, i could have gone on and on with this post, i fell deep into a vortex that was far from a black hole.
i was just about to push publish when i stumbled onto fractals. don’t get me started!
and that’s the beauty of the both the world and the web i guess. there’s always another layer do discover.
but we have to save something for tomorrow after all! for now, have a beautiful, colorful day!