I am linked up to Sister Sun again this week for the color indigo. Although part of the rainbow series of color ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) I have read that it is thought not to be a separate color but a shade of blue.
Indigo is a color named after the blue dye derived from the plant Indigofera tinctoria and related species. Indigo is between blue and violet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_(color).
Here are some images from Google of the plant, the dye powder and what one's hands look like after using the dye!
Mood Indigo-Duke Ellington and Rosemary Clooney
Turbulent Indigo-Joni Mitchell
I confess that I had to go to you tube to find a song with the word indigo in it. I could not think of one on my own.
Next week is violet; that should be very easy. Indigo was hard.
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