Rebecca of In the Garden, in need of some color, put together a delightful post about rainbow colors. Most of us are starved for color this time of year, whether we're looking at pristine white-and-charcoal landscapes, muddy snow, or just plain mud. The winter landscape can be very beautiful but isn't big on color. Especially with the lack of exposure to sunlight that goes along with winter, I think the human eye needs color. No wonder some people in Arctic zones paint their houses every color of the rainbow.
This beautiful rainbow appeared above our neighbor's pasture in August.
I think the best kind of red is velvety.
I love orange but find it a little difficult to place in the garden. But not impossible. :)
My favorite oranges are velvety too.
Or sparkly (I'm addicted.)
Nothing quite glows like the beautiful golden hues of Rudbeckia and Helianthus.
Pure lemon yellow is nice too. This is Hyperion.
Summer is green.
This is Sweet Pepperbush and Swamp Cyrilla
along with a Green Tree Frog.
Onto my favorite colors, blue and violet.
Wouldn't it be nice if winter trees were this colorful?
Brazilian blue sage is such an intense shade of blue.
Indigo Buntings can look almost black, a rich shade of indigo blue, or even turquoise, depending on the light.
Great Blue Lobelia
Clematis 'HF Young'
Buddleia 'Petit Indigo', which looks more violet than indigo.
I hope this post has provided a little bit of a color fix!