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Rain of green mineral Olivine over Hawaii

Rain of green mineral Olivine over Hawaii Island

Residents of this place have witnessed an unusual phenomenon – Rain of green mineral Olivine over Hawaii Island

Rain of green mineral Olivine over Hawaii
According to news, residents of Hawaii have witnessed an unusual phenomenon – a rain of green minerals. In fact, this exciting “side effect” happened due to the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. As a result, beautiful green translucent pebbles – olivine – fell from the sky.
Olivine, caused by the eruption, is a typical high-temperature mineral. Formed in igneous rocks, it is widely presented in the Earth’s mantle. Jewelry variety of olivine is chrysolite, by the way, quite rare in nature. Olivine is one of the most common minerals on Earth, and it is its presence that explains the greenish shade of some beaches, including Hawaii. According to some estimates, more than 50% of the Earth’s upper mantle consists of this mineral or its variations. Nevertheless, the olivine falling from the sky is a rather rare phenomenon.
On Kilauea, lava usually flows out slowly enough, only occasionally small, but sharp bursts occur. The sudden release of lava into the air led to the precipitation of olivine: its particles fell into the air and quickly crystallized.
However, this is not the first “miracle” accompanying the eruption of Kilauea. Earlier, near the volcano, eyewitnesses noticed a blue flame that appeared due to the accumulation of methane.
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The main symbol of blue color is divinity

The main symbol of blue color is divinity

Forget-me-nots and violets in a vase. ‘Blue tenderness’. Oil painting by Elena Zhukovskaya. The main symbol of blue color is divinity

The main symbol of blue color is divinity
It is the blue color that calls man to infinity, to depth, to purity and supersensible. For blue is associated with the color of the sky and the color of the water. The blue color also gives an unusual feeling of meditation, calmness and serious contemplation. It is not always the color of joy, more often of sadness, for the boundlessness of the sky, its unknowability give a feeling of sadness and anxiety.
The symbolism of blue comes from the obvious physical fact – the blue of the cloudless sky. In mythological consciousness, the sky has always been the abode of gods, spirits of ancestors, angels; hence the main symbol of blue is divinity. The conjugated meanings are mystery, mysticism, holiness, nobility and purity (spirituality), constancy (in faith, devotion and love), perfection, high origin (blue blood), justice (God’s work).
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White-red-black color triad mythological meaning

White-red-black color triad mythological meaning

Minimalistic painting in three colors. White-red-black color triad mythological meaning

White-red-black color triad mythological meaning
Traditionally, the combination of white, red and black is the most stable and widespread color triad in modern culture. And not only modern. Perhaps, this is the oldest combination, passed through the millenniums, and has retained its relevance, prevalence and popularity to the present. So, let’s look deep into the centuries.
The role of white, red and black colors for ancient cultures was very significant. Their semantics was associated with the most important phenomena of life itself, reflecting the deep mythological ideas about it and beliefs. In primitive tribes, white meant light, sacredness, purity, clarity, good, health, and life itself. Meanwhile, red – a symbol of strength, courage, protection from hostile forces, and fire. And black color represented the personification of hostile forces and evil. Just as night time made a man vulnerable to the forces of nature. Accordingly, the symbolism of black personified the unknown, chaos, darkness and death.
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Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color

Importance of choosing right stone color
The combination of colors and shades in each stone is unique. Colored by impurities of substances, they got into them during formation. When considering the palette of colors, it turned out that there were few purple and blue stones in nature, but many green ones. Meanwhile, the choice of color by each person, for the most part, occurs unconsciously, but with astonishing accuracy. By means of color, in each specific case, a person makes it clear to other people what kind of person he is, and how he feels himself. Noteworthy, the beauty of colored stone affects psychology, thoughts and creativity.
According to experts in the field of color and lithotherapy, when searching for a mascot stone and a healer stone, one should also take into account its color. Only then positive influence of stone on a person will be most effective.
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Singapore melting pot blue color

Life in color - Singapore melting pot blue color

The night market, consisting of hundreds of colorful canopies, looks like a popular Tetris game from the top. The shot by an amateur photographer Pradeep Raja. Life in color – Singapore melting pot blue color

Singapore melting pot blue color
In fact, every country has its own, distinctive color. For example, we associate green color with Ireland, but Spain – with red color. Also, country of lakes, good ecology and clean water – Finland, which we associate with blue. Mongolia, the country of steppes and desert terrain – with a gray-yellow color. Traditionally, Russian associate their country with pink, just because on all political maps it is pink.
And what color is Singapore? In fact, nobody can answer. However, in my opinion, it is blue, even deep blue, and especially at night.
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Common North American Blue jay

Common North American Blue jay

Cyanocitta cristata, or Common North American Blue jay

Common North American Blue jay
An amazing thing, but there are a number of opinions that the blue jay is a deceiver by nature in all senses. It, they say, is not even blue! Those who held it in hands, note that the characteristic blue outflow of its feathers is due only to their refractive internal structure. If the feather drops out, there is no blue color in sight.
In American culture, the character is quite well-known and in general its reputation is bad enough. In southern African-American folklore there is a mention that this bird is the messenger of the devil himself! According to belief, you can’t find Blue jay on Friday, because it fuels the furnace of Hell. And on Saturday it sings happily, because the furnace of Hell is ready and the bird returns for our souls.
Mark Twain mentions the blue jay in the book “Jim Baker’s Blue-jay Yarn” and also not very flattering about this bird. The character of the book, Jim Baker, argues that jays are birds simply because they wear feathers and do not go to church, and so they are very similar to people, evil devils and liars, all this way.
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Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding

Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding

Together forever. Embroidered photo frame for wedding. Work by master Evgenia (mikujjkaja.livemaster.ru). Kovrov, Vladimir region. Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding

Thirty-fifth wedding anniversary Coral Wedding
Corals, formed from small calcareous skeletons of polyps, form whole coral reefs. So does the union of two loving hearts. Formed from a thousand days spent together, filled with mutual feelings and important events, an entire island, called a family.
Red corals symbolize health and a long life together. Traditionally, red corals, linen tablecloths, bedspreads, towels and other products made of linen are the best gifts for tirty-fifth wedding anniversary. In addition, the wife gives her husband a shirt. Now not only romance and love keep the marriage union – it is mutual respect, care and gratitude for the years spent together.
Some will find it strange that after this wedding anniversary there may still be some tender feelings. However, after crossing this line, the spouses begin to realize how deep their love is. In addition, the experience of family life proves the correctness of the choice that they made many years ago, in their youth.
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