A Garden Rainbow
Recently, Rebecca of Prefer To Be in the Garden did a delightful blog post on rainbow colors in the garden and invited other garden bloggers to find the colors of the rainbow in their own gardens.
As you can see below, I decided on a fairly literal interpretation of the rainbow, with horizontal bands of color shading from red to violet.
(Holding the cursor on any of the images above will reveal a caption. You can also enlarge any image by clicking on it. All photos were taken by me.)
Finding the images to fill in these bands of color was a fun challenge, and I spent some up-close-and-personal time with my photo archives. The yellows and blues were easiest for me, since these are the predominant colors of my garden. All the images in these bands and in the green band are from my own garden. For orange and violet, I also included some images from gardens I have visited. Red was the greatest challenge for me; this is the only band in which I could not include any images from my own garden (unless you count the red cyclamen that grows on a light-filled window ledge inside my house).
Alas, rainbows are as rare a sight in my garden as red flowers; the tall trees that grow on all sides of my property obstruct the view of any rainbows that might be present. But I can offer this rainbow, photographed from the ferry coming into Juneau, Alaska in June, 1996.