Friday, March 31, 2017

March Photo A Day 31 - Outdoors

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The final day of the March photo challenge offered the prompt "outdoors."  This was an easy one for me, so I gave myself an extra challenge, to see if I could find all of the colors of the rainbow in the limited palette of early spring in these northern hills.

Red twig dog wood appears sparingly in the cattail marsh at the heart of the cedar swamp, but wherever it appears, its deep red spikes are a welcome shot of color.

Cedars are evergreen, but some have turned to orange as they shed older needles.

Yellow needles often precede the orange in the needle-shedding process. 

Green has been easy to find all winter, deep in the woods.

The sky was cloudy today, but with brighter sunlight than we have had in many days.
 There were many patches of blue and indigo, behind the loosely woven clouds.

I was not sure that I could find violet at this time of year, but as we traipsed back through the barren field toward the house, I saw these shy violet-colored leaves growing close to the earth.  

What a surprise to find that all of these vibrant colors on the last day in March,

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you a happy and colorful weekend!

Photo A Day Challenge information is here.  This was the final day.  In April. expect to find many posts about gearing up for gardening. 
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Birgit said...

Love the rainbow of colours you found in your neck of the woods. I love the way you wrote about it too. Wonderful

Jan said...

Oh Marcie, I loved your rainbow nature beautiful!!!


Marcie said...

Birgit and Jan, Thank you both! Seeing all those colors was like a spring tonic for my mood! :D

Cat Lover said...

Marcie, lovely photos as always. I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed this series of photos you did for March. I looked forward to them everyday. Thank you for doing this.
Take care.

Marcie said...

Robin, Thank you! I have never posted every single day in a month before, and I believe I have had this blog since 2007 or so! It was a fun challenge for me. Thank you so much for letting me know that you enjoyed viewing those posts! :D

Magic Love Crow said...

Well done Marcie!! So beautiful!! I love seeing all these colours!! Big Hugs!

Marcie said...

Stacy, Thank you so much! It did me so much good to wander around finding all that color and sort of drinking it in! Hugs back!