When ever someone asks me, “Solbit, what is your view on coordinating colors?” I like to begin my reply with, “Nature.…” I think Nature does so well putting together colors that go well with each other, don’t you? You can see Nature’s color sense at work in this photo.
“I hate to burst your bubble, Solbit, but something else is going on here. Actually, I may burst two of your bubbles. First, what that bee wants to get close to is the flower’s pollen, and, second, that flower is both Nature and human designed, because some person bred that flower to look like that,” Papa explained.
I stood my ground though, “Well, the bee likes yellow then because yellow tells the bee where the pollen is, and Nature made human beings, as well as flowers, so the person was working with Nature, not alone, right.” Papa stared at me and muttered, sort of to himself, “From the lips of a Plastic Jurassic.” I’m counting that as a win for me!
Take another example about Nature and color. We saw this lovely flower recently at the LA Arboretum.
I thought the next flower didn’t go with my complexion, but Nona said, “Solbit, I think this flower’s light lime-green and your orange actually work.” I’m pretty sure that “actually work” means “go together,” not hard labor. (Papa is working with me on something he calls idioms, and I think maybe that’s an idiom.) Oops, there I go getting off the topic. Back to colors.
When we walk in this Pasadena neighborhood, I feel especially at home. Can you guess why?
Now, before I say goodbye, I’m going to show you a flower that we saw, and it was not the color that attracted me. I just love it’s name. Nona says that it is a “passion flower.”
When I said that about Nature’s design sense to Papa, he said, “Yes, Solbit, Nature could teach architects and engineers a lot about design, if only they’d take the time to look and to listen.” I wonder what is he talking about. Does that make any sense to you? He says some weird things sometimes, but I still like him. Know what I mean? Bye for now!
I’m your friend.
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- You may be asking yourself, “Who is Solbit?” Solbit is a fictional character, but she is a real plastic dinosaur, sent to us unsolicited in a package we ordered from Photojojo. So, she’s a plastic jurassic. Solbit is short for the four names given her by our grandchildren: Sparkle, Orangie, Lulu, Breakit. We tend to use her given names for when she’s been naughty. Thank you for visiting Tales of a Plastic Jurassic. Solbit likes company and hopes you’ll come back.
- You can learn more about Solbit at her About page and in the earlier posts, “Solbit: How I Got My Name” and “Solbit: How I Got to Travel.”