rainbow

Befriend the Bend

Refraction refers to the bending of a wave when it changes its medium of transmission. This bending can result in separation, compression, distortion, and differing levels of visibility. It can make small things seem bigger and far off things seem closer. It can delight the senses or confuse the mind. Even though there may be a simple scientific explanation that doesn’t mean it has to make sense.

In fact scientists are now developing simple lenses that are effectively bending light so far as to make objects seem invisible. Yet more proof that we may not always be able to see everything that is in front of us.

Posted for the DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

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living gems

colorful succulents

succulent rainbow

Flowers aren’t the only way to bring color into the garden, and not all gems are precious stones. Pictured:

  • Graptosedum ‘Bronze’
  • Echeveria mazarine
  • Sedum adolphii
  • Sedum spurium ‘Dragon’s Blood’
  • Senecio radicans
  • Graptopetalum titubans

Can you pick out each? All but one are members of family Crassulaceae.