Each year for science class I have my students observe closely the colors of nature. Nature’s show I like to call it. Sometimes in our hurried lives we miss what’s right in front of us and often what’s all around us. Waiting to be seen, appreciated, and awed. This is such a colorful time of year… Perfect for beginning this exploration and discovery.
Of course every season has it’s own unique colors.
I stop at our local hardware store, and pick up a variety of paint chips. Then armed with the chips we go in search of these shades of color in nature…
Blue. Like the sky…big, bright, and serene
Green. Like the trees…soft, lush and soothing
Red. Like fall leaves…Vibrant, bold and passionate
Yellow. Like the sun…golden, shiny, and happy
Orange. Like pumpkins…warm, friendly, and optimistic
Purple. Like lavender…peaceful, healing, and spiritual
White. Like snow… Brilliant, pure, and innocent
Pink. Like cotton candy…sweet, fun, and lovely
And all the shades of color in between.
Nature’s show…for our viewing pleasure.