Friday, May 23, 2014

Colors of the Season

Every season has its color. Here in the northeast, spring is full of yellow daffodils, coltsfoot, forsythia and dandelions. Red maple trees dot the sky with pale red buds and the ground is covered with the neon green of tree pollen. Hidden in the grass are the blues of Heal's all and violets.

Later, apple blossoms bloom white, and cherry blossoms pink. Buttercups dot the lawn and poppies open.

What colors are around your neighborhood this spring? If you have a camera, take pictures of the changing palette in your yard. If you don't, then use some paints or crayons to capture the colors of the season in your journal.

While you're at it, check out what insects are visiting the different colors of flowers. Bees are attracted to yellows and blues, but what about butterflies? What about flies and beetles?

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