Monday, June 15, 2009

color monday: koi

Today's Color Monday palette is inspired by koi; those big, beautiful fish the Japanese breed to all sorts of specifications. They breed fish for certain colors, markings, fin type and even reflective scales that turn a different color when the sun hits.

I love koi, and kept some small ones, no more than an inch, in a pond in my front garden. They didn't last long. Our local urban omnivore, the raccoon, went fishing every night until they were all gone. Nasty raccoon.

The pond now hosts a couple rubber fish that sit down on the rocks looking very real, except for the fact they don't move. In homage to these beautiful fish, this palette carries their name. Koi.

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