Tag Archives: sunlight

Scattering Rainbows

Sunlight Rainbow


Haiku 62

Prismatic colours

Hidden inside a sunbeam

Scattering rainbows



Here is proof that white light is made up of all the colours of the rainbow.

When I took a shot facing the early morning sun, my trusty little Canon camera somehow managed to turn the sun’s rays into this lovely colour spectrum.

You can split white light up into its constituent colours using a glass prism. This was first done by Isaac Newton.




Illumination – Lucadendron Red Devil



Nature outshines herself

Brilliant inner heart

Light is Life



To watch the plant light up, slowly tilt your screen away from you.

Put your coffee down first!


Catch a Falling Star

Dew 1

Dew 1

Put it in your pocket

Never let it fade away!

Dew 2

Dew 2

Early morning sunlight transforms the dew on this leaf into a myriad of tiny stars.

Isn’t Nature wonderful?


post script: Catch a Falling Star was written by Paul Vance and Lee Pockriss. It was released in 1957 and famously sung by Perry Como.



Dew 1

Dew 1

If it ever got below freezing in Cape Town, this early morning dew would be frost. However, it rarely gets below even 10C in the middle of winter, so all we get is heavy dew.

Dew 2

Dew 2

I tried to capture the colours of early morning sunlight reflected in the dew drops, but failed.
Afterwards I wondered if the blues and yellows I was seeing so clearly were maybe due to the refraction of light in my thick glasses!

But perhaps if you squint a little, you can see some colour in these spangles?


post script: Many places in SA do get well below freezing in winter, and get snow too. When I lived in Johannesburg, it was minus 8C one night, and the fountains froze in town! 

post post script:  A spangle is a small sparkling object, drop or spot.