Monthly Archives: May 2014

Magic

I am a biologist and a naturalist.

I understand, at least on a basic level, how iridescence works.

I understand that it can be created structurally or through diffraction.

I understand that it is the inevitable result of light hitting a certain type of surface.

I understand that it is simply physics.

But I don’t care.

As I watched a male Anna’s Hummingbird turn his head toward me today, I could only think of one word to describe what I was seeing.

Magic.