Monday, 16 July 2012
Pictorial Meadow Gold
Coreopsis is really ringing the changes as the meadowy area takes on a golden hue. There are seemingly millions of buds about to break open which, with forcast higher temperatures and warm sunshine, should burst out fully by the end of this week.
I think the yellow and mahogany mixed with the white umbels of Ammi majus, the bishop's flower, gives a warm and cheery feel to the whole area. I prefer this stage than earlier in the season and just hope it lasts a good while.
The gold and yellow looked particularly intense in this morning's light. The only mild dissapointment is that something has eaten all the red orache, but in fairness, with no shortage of 'wee beasties' on hand, I consider that the orache is a small price to pay in the whole scheme of things.