Playing fish with flowers.
Finally, spring is in full swing. As I drive through the streets, I see yellow-green buds among the dry branches. Now, in a few days, the trees will start to transform in a startling way. As always, spring comes suddenly and passes surprisingly quickly.
Tulips planted deep underground last winter have finally bloomed. My daughter, who was waiting for the yellow school bus, was the first finder. As always, it is the children who discover and enjoy the beauty of nature first.
Fifty tulips were planted in our front and back yards last year by friendly neighbor Michelle. I never knew what color tulips would come out. Now we can see the color.
And in spring, yellow daffodils can be seen everywhere. It is impressive that it bowed its head slightly embarrassed.
Every Thursday, I attended the Night Heron, a weekly meeting of artists who love watercolor paintings. I filled a white tumbler with black coffee and sat down at my seat. The weather is so nice that it is a pity to paint indoors.
What am I going to draw today? I always worry when dealing with white blank paper. In that case, instead of sensitive mind, close my eyes and breath deeply with concentrating in my mind. If I meditate quietly and focus on my breathing, an image will always come to mind. Grab that image.
The images that came to mind today are fish playing in the water while looking at flowers.
Just as people enjoy the warm spring breeze by looking at flowers when spring comes, all nature and animals living in it will also enjoy spring. When the pretty pink cherry blossoms fall onto the pond, the fish will probably want to play with them.
The eyesight of fish is very poor compared to other animals. A fish's eye has a structure similar to that of a human, but the way it sees and focuses is a little different. The human eye can see by adjusting the distance when looking at an object, but there is a limit to focusing because the thickness of the eye's lens does not change, so the fish eye can be called myopia.
According to a scientific research, fish can only distinguish red, yellow, and purple colors. It is said that not only stone bream, but also fish that live in shallow waters, shallows, and beaches where sunlight hits properly, only colors that are close to sunlight, such as red or yellow, can be identified to some extent.
The fact that they can see red is impressive though. So I drew a red flower for them.
The fish have poor eyesight, so they look a dull red color, but they play with the flower. It is like people who wait for spring and enjoy taking pictures of beautiful flowers when spring comes. This picture needs more rays of light to be added. After completing it, we will continue the next story.
This picture needs more rays of light to be added. After completing it, we will continue the next story.
Myungja Anna Koh