Dominant Red

via Daily Prompt: Dominant

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Red soil is dominant in our center – hence the well known term Red Center. And so is Uluru in the distance. There is a connection, the sand is the breakdown of sandstone of which Uluru and many of the formations in the Center are comprised of, as well as some granite outcrops. The dominant red colour is caused by the presence of ferric iron oxides, and also certain types of organic matter, which cause the redness in both rock and sand.

The redness changes with the light, as might be expected. Dawn and sunset intensify the colour, which over an hour becomes a beautiful pallette.

I found myself singing “Red soil in the sunset” (with apologies to Nat King Cole and a horde of others who sang “Red Sails in the Sunset).

I love the colour, I find it captivating, moving, exhilarating. We all know red to be the colour for danger. I read somewhere years ago that red is the colour of action, and in ancient eastern culture red is the root chakra symbolising life and energy. Red also has the slowest wave lengths yet it is the most stimulating colour, it has that affect on me. My fave and dominant red is Shiraz ๐Ÿ™‚

Paul,

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27 responses to “Dominant Red

  1. if you skip that last sentence I agree with your ode to the red centre! Love it so much that when I built my hut in NZ I lined my walls and ceiling, never a ceiling again, with red clay and mulched paper … sadly once it dries it’s a pink ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  2. Beautiful sand indeed! It remains me of this spice called paprika!

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  3. I love Uluru and the red centre. My favourite parts of Australia. Had the time of my life when I travelled there. Kings Canyon is a magical place

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