When Did the Sky Turn Blue?

Blue is found primarily in nature – in the light blue of the afternoon sky and in the deep variations of hue in a deep lake or the ocean. But otherwise, there are very few blue animals, it is the most rare of human eye color, and there are very few blue flowers that are not dyed by florists.

The Dazzling Beauty of Blue

Blue Skies Over Crater Lake Oregon

Crater Lake, Oregon, United States

Peace – Tranquility – Relaxation

Blue lake with white swan

Anastasios Kaliakoudas, Photographer & Artist, Austria

This is a color that affords peace and tranquility while it promotes both physical and mental relaxation. Some people believe that a person who loves this color is the rescuer of a friend in need and nurtures relationships of strength and trust, but is deeply hurt when trust is betrayed.

The Interesting History

“Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue.”
— James Montgomery

Blue Flower

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Did you know that it is thought by historians to be the most recent color humans are able to perceive? This begs the question, when did the sky turn blue? Of course, I say that tongue-in-cheek, absolutely, but it does give pause for wonder. 👀 Seriously though, it is the general current consensus among scientists and historians that our ancient counterparts did not see the same range of colors that we see today.

Now, here is a special treat. It’s a great listen about all the colors in the rainbow…or should I say, fun and interesting facts about color history, science, and theory. Jad and Robert are both entertaining and knowledgeable. I believe you will enjoy it.


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