Plant Kaleidoscope

This was at the Nicholas Conservancy and Gardens we visited a few weekends ago. I thought these were worthy of their own post. This is a ‘Plant Kaledoscope’!! So kewl! It was full of colorful annuals. My husband said, “Put your phone up there…” So I did. These would make great wallpaper. Please use if you’d like.

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30 thoughts on “Plant Kaleidoscope

  1. I love kaleidoscopes! I’ve seen some arty installation pieces where you could look through and see people’s faces reflected, and projector kaleidoscopes that made a light show, but this is a new one on me. Every garden should have one!

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    • The internet may be able to explain a kaleidoscope better, but I’ll give it a try. There is an eyepiece like a microscope that you look through (or like me, I put my camera phone’s very small lense up to the eyepiece to take these photos. A normal sized camera would not work). Inside the eyepiece there are many pieces of glass that are set at angles to each other (think of a cut gem stone facets). So, when you put something colorful, like these plants on the other end of the lense, it makes these patterns. When you spin the bowl of plants, the colors change and the patterns also change.
      As a child, we had small ones that looked like tubes with stuff in the end we could spin and see.
      Thank you! We had a bunch of folks asking us how to take these photos and showed them. We all had lots of fun!

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  4. Reblogged this on Cryptic Garland click here and commented:

    This really impressed me. I love the colour patterns and I was a summer shirt made with the second last one. And go and look at this blog site, especially if you want learn a lot about plants. But be careful with your comments ‘cos she will come right back at you.

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