You can see that she was fond of what she saw,
the way a she-oak’s grey will break apart
to gold and purple; brown rocks
cluttering the foreground.
She made no concession
to nostalgia’s green longing –
her native grass is bleached of colour,
bush and distant ranges’ varying mauves
mark out shade’s intensity; she understood
a landscape reticent about its beauty
and painted what her eye saw.
Nearer he draws to the gum-tree scrubby horizon, turns the clouds to orange, scarlet, silver flame, gold! Down, down he goes. The gorgeous, garish splendour of sunset pageantry flames out; the long shadows eagerly cover all; the kookaburras laugh their merry mocking good-night; the clouds fade to turquoise, green, and grey; the stars peep shyly out; the soft call of the mopoke arises in the gullies!
Now that it was settled that I had no more to teach the dirty children, out of dirty books, lessons for which they had great disinclination, and no more to direct Lizer’s greasy fingers over the yellow keys of that demented piano in a vain endeavour to teach her “choones”, of which her mother expected her to learn on an average two daily, it seemed as though I had a mountain lifted off me, and I revived magically, got out of bed and packed my things.
The 19-th century work can be detected as the chemical dyes used have faded to a greyish-pink; while the medieval plant dyes have held their colour. The original dyes used have since been chemically analysed and identified as madder for red, weld for yellow and orchil for purple.
(Shona Martyn, ‘How to wash a unicorn’, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat. 23 Dec. 2017)
Bound in green leather, the book looks like a rare first edition with flaking gold writing on the spine and vanilla pages.
(Cassandra Atherton, ‘The live sparrow of translation’, Southerly 76.3)
Of course, if X itself happens to be small, we still have two aspects: a property of indices is the same as a list of values h : I→ V for example, the map [(1, blond), (2, red), (3, blond), (4, black)] may be a record of composing two maps through some set X of actual people, whereby we sample I people among X, then observe their hair color; from this map alone (i. e. without further investigation, recorded by like maps) we can’t tell―and it might be crucial in a criminal investigation―whether the first and third persons were the same or merely had the same hair color.
(Lawvere & Schanuel, Conceptual Mathematics, Session 6.3)