Mid-July Vividness

July 13, 2014

Harvesting for market, Jello Mold Farm

Harvesting for market, Jello Mold Farm

“Mid-July comes and the palette of blossoms shifts to hotter colors, as if in their vividness they were reflecting the sun.”
— Verlyn Klinkenborg, More Scenes from the Rural Life

I saw some evidence of vibrancy in the flower fields at Jello Mold Farm this past week.  The deep reds and oranges of the crocosmia, poppies, and sneezeweed glowed in their jeweled presence.  And the sunny yellow sunflowers were starting to burst into bloom.




Crocosmia with hummingbird

Crocosmia with hummingbird





7 Responses to “Mid-July Vividness”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    Unless you’ve posted it before and I don’t remember, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen crocosmia. It’s beautiful, and the hummingbird is a wonderful addition to the photo.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Crocosmia was off my radar, too, until about 4 or 5 years ago. Now I am seeing more and more of it in Pacfic NW gardens. I have posted about it before. Here’s one link: https://rosemarywashington.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/crocosmia/. If you go to the “Search” box on my blog (right hand column) you can type in “crocosmia” and see the other posts. This is one flower that definitely attracts hummingbirds.

  2. Such beautiful flower captures and that hummer is stunning.

    • Rosemary Says:

      All hummingbirds are little miracles, aren’t they? Always a thrill to see them. And this one had such an iridescent necklace.

  3. lizard100 Says:

    What a beautiful picture. Stunning!

  4. Wil Says:

    Wow, great hummingbird shot!

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