I KEEP WONDERING WHY (SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING) the first weeks of spring seem to be so inclined to glow in solid gold. Is it something about co-evolution and early season pollinators liking the color, or just a side effect of how we’ve selected what plants we make our gardens from over the history of the nursery industry? (These are the kinds of things I think about, you see.) Whatever the “why,” the “what” is pretty great, and so an homage to spring’s favorite color: yellow.
I love the way gold makes things seem to advance; the way it grabs my attention, screaming (never whispering). That’s a mass of Hylomecon japonicum, just above, and a detail of a golden elm leaf, top.
Click on the first thumbnail to start the slideshow, then toggle from slide to slide using the arrows beside each caption. Enjoy!