Wednesday, 10 August 2011

The semi-precious forest

If I knew more about plants, I'd be able to put names to these photos. For the moment, I'm simply enjoying the flush of new growth that's colouring the forest.

Bronze

Copper

Carnelian

Garnet

7 comments:

WChinner said...

Pretty shot on the "Garnet"

forestwalk/laura k said...

i love taking close ups of leaves...new buds or dried out & curled...

wonderful colors of your forest's new growth!!

biobabbler said...

Lovely. I love your use of the verb "flush." And a good reminder that while it's late summer, here, it's warming up to spring down there.

Oh, and thanks for the vocab moment: carnelian. Looked it up, they surmise it's originally from the Old French word for cherry. Brand new word to me. =) This may be the new thing I learned today.

Snail said...

All this sun and new growth --- absolutely glorious! A few more days and I might force myself to get up on the roof and clean out the gutters. (Yeah, there's always a down side to this!)

Gouldiae said...

G'day Bronwen,
If only plant field guides were structured along the lines of 'Plants with red flowers', 'Plants with blue flowers', etc, I'd probably get a few more scientific names right!
It's about to happen down here too - Spring that is.
Regards,
Gouldiae.

Denis Wilson said...

What a brave idea - posting images without any pretence of names.
Good for you.
I also love photographing new growth like that, but I n=have never posted a collection like that - as art or in your case, semi-precious stones.
Good idea.
Lovely plants, Lovely images.

Denis

Snail said...

Gouldiae, Denis, I'm finally embracing my failure as a botanist and acknowledging my ignorance. Some day I'll identify these species, but not today!

This latest burst of new growth is glorious in the sun.