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  • today is no different than others with the exception that cowbirds are squeaking in the trees, bees are buzzing on the pepper tree flower, monarch butterflies are creating big arches and loop de doos in the sky, and the sky is the color of cornflower blue. where did this cornflower blue color come from?

    Centaurea cyanus , a weed that grows in corn fields. also called a bachelors button, this blue beauty echo’s the sky and ocean in waves that tilt the hexagonal scales towards #6495ED. this is my sky color today. echoing the sea. totally devoid of clouds. so blue that you could call it an UNUSUALLY remarkable phenomena. just why is this sky so blue?

    Blue light is scattered in all directions by the tiny molecules of air in Earth's atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time. less travel, more visibility, hmmm. Would i feel the same about the sky if it were green?

    If all the sky echoed the forests and trees, if waves of green awoke at sunrise and set with purple and yellow hues as dusk. if the sky was green would I see green waves crest on the horizon and purple sands on the shores. would gnatcatcher's be confused by the blue leaves on trees.

    maybe the green planet would reign supreme if it were truly green. the monarch butterflies would speak in blues and I would not be a blank canvas but a sea of earth tones. Burgundy, Orange, Golden, Tan, Cadmium Yellow. whispering colors high into the chartreuse atmosphere.

    even the Cornflowers would be an iridescent viridian green. i might sniff upon them with my orange nose and out might pop a magenta leaf hopper. if ever my sky ever changes color, I’ll let you know.
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