#10 summer summit 2018
No blue in the sky today but somehow it's as if the rich color in the garden plants and fields beyond is an accident dependent on the grey sky and dark clouds. The red mustard greens are bolting. After last night's storm they have lost their grand stature and are either flattened or askew.
"The part I do remember: that the blue of the sky depends on the darkness of empty space behind it. As one optics journal puts it, "The color of any planetary atmosphere viewed against the black of space and illuminated by a sunlike star will also be blue." In which case blue is something of an ecstatic accident produced by void and fire."
--Maggie Nelson, in Bluets