Colors fascinate me. Once sitting in my lawn I was enjoying the fruits of my labor that had spurted forth in countless glorious colors. I was trapped in a net of wonder to notice that no two shades of any color was the same. It is hard to imagine that billions of years ago this universe was in pitch black emptiness. We are told that there was light after a Big Bang. This white radiance penetrated the outer sphere that acted as a prism and splattered a stupendously wide range of colors all around on the spectacular attire of mother nature. Just give a little nudge at the corner of that attire and behold a cascade of bewitching colors pouring out in glee and welcoming you in their jocund company. My garden is just one peck on that attire.
Nothing can give more happiness than watching the happiness of giggling flowers dangling on the stems swaying in tune with the movement of breeze. The vividness of colors is overwhelming and takes us to that ecstasy that made Keats cry to hold the happiness of a particular joyful moment and go with it in eternal sleep whispering: “Now more than ever seems it rich to die/ To cease upon midnight with no pain….” The glowing colors when get reflected through the glassy fresh dew on the blades of grass and petals of the flowers, make the scene kaleidoscopic and simply magical. In nature light disperses in infinite variety to envelop all the five elements– The Fire is the brightness of all animate and inanimate things. Light is the glory of the pale blue Sky and keeps peeping from the golden rims of white fluffy clouds. It is bubbling on the Waters of meandering, tip-toeing rivers marching ahead sometimes with a vociferous sound and sometimes with a soft smile but always with an enchanting grace. The tango of light with colorless Wind carrying particles of dust, snow and pollens, creates myriad floating colorful patterns nonetheless to boldly register its presence. These four elements get superimposed in the fifth element seen in the flowing skirt of Mother Earth magnanimously rocking the cradle with a riot of colors.
Colors in nature are friendly with each other and since opposite attracts, the colors blend happily with contrasts too knitting the entire scene in one harmonious whole. The single color feels like the king in -charge of the scene with a supercilious attitude: “I am monarch of all I survey /My right there is none to dispute.” Its charming staccato grace is majestic. But the artistry displayed in the mixing of different colors splashed on sky, earth, water is ever in an excited competition to surpass the supremacy of authoritative single color. Add to it the luminous colors on the wings of butterflies and birds and the dazzling sun broken in diamond dust scattered profusely over the lakes uniting the water and star studded sky into one. The rippling sound of green and blue waters transport us to a different level of serenity. Hear the soothing music of the singing angels hovering around the blue hills and silvery dales reverberating with their melodious sound that falls like the music- of -the -spheres to human ears. Feel the moist air fragrant with a refreshing smell of the green ferns under the canopy of tall trees with brown barks and green foliage. The sensuousness woven in the shimmering veil of mother nature is exhilarating.
Enjoy the rich treasure of our colorful, scintillating earth no less bewitching than the Nandan Kaanan of the Devlok, Garden of Eden of Adam and Eve, Elysium or Happy Isles of the virtuous souls , and Jannat of the Khudai. Smiling in rainbow colors and in the words of W.B. Yeats having all “the heavens’ embroidered clothes/ Enwrought with golden and silver light”, Nature is ever inviting and beckoning to hold us in her arms.
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.”