Sunday, January 08, 2006

Roses are red; shadows are blue?

Here is photographic proof that shadows pick up some reflection of the sky and take on a bluish tint. Or do they really? You couldn’t tell that to the self-taught painter Grandma Moses. Once, when an art critic suggested to Ms. Moses that she should mix some blue in with her shadows, she replied, “I don’t see no blue in shadows.” End of discussion.

In the Outer is a new blog I’ve added to my blogroll. The Bloke, as the writer calls himself, serves up some intriguing thoughts on matters of faith. His current post deals with the built-in uncertainty of science in understanding the universe and how that might affect faith. Just because you can’t see the blue doesn’t mean it’s not there. On the other hand, just because you can see the blue, can you be sure it’s really there? Heady stuff.

Then there are folks like me who try not to think too much and just enjoy the picture.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Anonymous said...

Shadows on snow are definitely blue! I live in the "true north strong and free" and I'm speaking from experience!!

amanda leigh said...

love it!

the bloke said...

Thanks for your link. There is a lot to be said for just enjoying the picture! :)