"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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