Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Color Blind Gardener

My son is red/green colorblind so working in the garden for him is a little different. Things that are red or green look brown to him - or any colors with those hues are quite different from what we would see. Here are some comparisons of how the world looks to him.

As you can imagine this makes it hard to determine living from dying just from a glance. Once he can get a comparison of green against brown it is easier for him to determine. Plus I caught on to his being colorblind when he was 4 so he's had a long time to know he has to pay a little more attention. Still, I forget at times. It isn't as if being colorblind is an obvious thing.

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