Friday, 12 April 2013


K is for kaleidoscope baby!

I think my good buddy Grover of the Inane Ramblings blogspot did this K for last ears A-Z so 1) thanks for the inspiration and 2) sorry if its not as good!

The word kaleidoscope derives from the Greek word Kalos (Beautiful) and Eidos (Shape). It was invented by Sir David Brewster in 1816.

A kaleidoscope is a tube of mirrors containing loose beads, pebbles or other small colored objects. The viewer looks in one end and sun light can enter the other end, reflecting off the mirrors to create unique and spectacular images. The multi-coloured murals created within the kaleidoscope can be viewed from the end and patterns ever changing ever more beautiful and intricate can be viewed.

We had several as kids and I used to love holding them up to the light, even when it wasn't sunny something so colourful and bright and beautiful could always be seen in those Kaleidoscopes! Amazing! So did you ever have one? And has anyone been to the big one near San Diego? Bet that's amazing!


  1. I use to have several Kaleidoscopes growing up. They are so beautiful!! It' might be time to introduce them to my Grandbabies!
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  2. I did indeed write about kaleidoscopes last year - you have a good memory! But my bloglet was kinda sappy.
    I did have a kaleidoscope when I was growing up, but sadly I have never been to the big one in San Diego (nor did I know about it until you mentioned it!)

  3. I loved kaleidoscopes as a kid. I haven't seen one in the longest time though. :(

    Have fun with a-z.

  4. i was going to do this for K. Im so glad to find someone who did. This year I learned to do some stained glass work. My first (well actually my only)8 projects were Kaliedescopes. They are a blast.

  5. It's been too long since I've looked through a kaleidoscope. I'll have to see if I can find one for cheap. :)