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May colour inspiration

June 1, 2011

I have missed photographing the Colours of the Month which was hosted last year by Sue.   The exercise of taking photos with a theme was a great inspiration and not only to take the photos, but to post them.  So here are some mostly wild colours taken in May.  It has been a cool, wet spring and the wildflowers seem to be lasting longer and blooming with greater intensity.  I also found one Striped  Coral Root Orchid on my walking trail. Click photos to biggify.

Coral Root

Indian Paintbrush

Wild  Delphinium

Wild Mock Orange

Indian Paintbrush – another colour

Lichen – unknown

Edit to  Wish my first born a Very Happy Birthday!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    June 1, 2011 8:39 am

    I’ve not seen yellow Indian Paintbrush before – pretty pictures!


  2. June 1, 2011 5:51 pm

    Oooh, love the Indian Paintbrush! So orange! But that was predictable, wasn’t it?


  3. June 2, 2011 10:15 am

    Wonderful photos with vibrant colors! Discovered wildflowers make hiking that much more fun, don’t they?

    Enjoy your week,


  4. June 2, 2011 5:52 pm

    Evelyn, maybe you ought to head up a Colors of the Year. I’m sure Sue wouldn’t mind. It was a lot of fun to do. Your photos and colors are glorious!


  5. June 3, 2011 9:15 pm

    I remember Indian paintbrush from my childhood in Terrace area but don’t think there was yellow. I wonder if it would dye and what colour. Lovely pics.


  6. June 5, 2011 7:03 pm

    The yellow paintbrush is called sulphur paintbrush (Castilleja sulphurea). And the coral root orchid is just gorgeous! Such lovely flowers.


  7. June 7, 2011 2:50 am

    Beautiful pictures! Your macro shots, showing all those little hairs, are pretty amazing. I’ve never seen that coral root before, and it’s lovely. It’s funny what common names are for things – what we call Indian Paintbrush in my neck of the woods does come in both orange and yellow, but it’s clearly a very different flower.


  8. Evelyn Oldroyd permalink
    June 14, 2011 6:18 am

    Thanks all for the lovely comments. I am sometimes amazed at how well my small digital can do a close-up. The idea of the colours of the month would be great again, but right now I am just too busy to even blog on a regular basis!


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