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Yes, I know I’m a day late, but here is my entry for Karma’s August Photo Hunt.

After Tropical Storm Irene, isn’t it time for a rainbow of summer colors? 🙂



















  1. Ahhhh see, there’s your second grave error… Not only are you a day late (forgiven under the circumstances), but you’ve gone and done “violet”, when Karen specifically said “Purple”… lol… Yeah I know rainbows are violet, but rules is rules dontchaknow… You’ll have to be disqualified for submitting too many good shots the wrong colour… lol… 😉
    That said though, your red alone is enough to win it for me…. even if it is a flowery type thing… 😉

    • Thanks! I don’t know what I would do without you, Brian! Your comments always manage to make me smile! 😀

      Yeah, yeah….purple, violet, same thing. But, yes, rules are rules so if I am ‘disqualified’, then that is the price I pay for being a rebel… 😉

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Damn you’re good!!!

  4. Oh I adore the REDS at the top!!!!!!!!!!

    • It IS quite dramatic, isn’t it? 😉

      Thanks so much!!! 🙂

  5. Love it Tracy! Deadlines are more like a “guideline” than something strict with me. Purple, violet – is there actually a difference? 😉
    That blue bird sculpture is very cool… is it in your yard? The red one is quite fascinating – what is its name?
    No bonus photo? 😦

    • Ha! Thanks, Karen! I figured you might cut a fellow MA girl some slack. 😉

      The birds are two patina-ed copper swans that I place in different locations in the garden each year. This year they grace the newest garden and one of the new hydrangeas.

      The red flowers are lobelia. I have a purple variety as well. They are SUPPOSED to attract hummingbirds but I’ve yet to see the little suckers stop by! Oh, well, Good thing they are pretty, right? 😉

      No, no bonus photo. I’m not real big on any people photos on the blog, especially ones of me! I wish I could have come up with something clever…

  6. Very nice shots – each one embodies the colour so well.

  7. Wowza! These are all incredible, M.P…
    that first one really floored me (don’t you know it’s not nice to taunt someone who has already been knocked down)?!

    Hope everything is okay in your neck of the woods, M.P… some of the photos I’ve seen from New England look pretty bad…

    • Thanks so much, Sig! You are always extremely kind in your comments! 🙂

      We came through the storm just fine. Lots of small branches and leaves scattered about (making the landscape a big mess) and the pool has been fun to clean (looking all sparkly now again) but we certainly dodged a bullet. Can’t say the same for those in the western part of our state, New Jersey, Rhode Island and especially, Vermont.

  8. I wanted to pick out a favorite but I can’t. However, I am oddly drawn to orange.

    • Thank you, Burst! No need to!

      I LOVE orange! It is one of my favorite colors to wear, actually. So cheery, isn’t it? 🙂

  9. I am shocked that they are all flowers. 🙂 Just as you were shocked mine were all cars, I bet. Excellent choice of compositions and processing to bring out those colors, too.

    • Ha! Yeah, I guess both of us need to shake things up a bit, huh? Okay, next time you do the flowers and I’ll do the cars. 😉

      Thank you, Scott! 🙂

  10. What a collection of flowers and colors, Tracy. My favorites are “Yellow” with its explosion of yellow in the green, which contrasts “Green” with the elegant lines and moderate tones. Great contribution!

    • Thanks so much, Truels! 🙂

      The yellow flower is a new (to me) variety of Rudbeckia (aka Black-eyed Susan). Very dramatic with the burgundy splash at the center and all the flowers on the plant are a little different from each other. I’m glad I had the opportunity to photograph them for a specific purpose.

      You’ll be seeing more of the squiggles in ‘Green’ as I’ve done a short series in cyanotype of these guys (unfortunately, this particular shot didn’t make the cut but I did like it in color and was glad to use it for the hunt). One day while picking cucumbers in my garden, I suddenly became fascinated with all the curly tendrils and the different shapes. Next thing I know, I’ve got the camera out shooting them. Well, I suppose you know how that sort of thing goes. 😉

  11. Worth the wait! Really lovely

    • Thanks so much, Dawn!

      Procrastination….a vice I am constantly working on… 😉

  12. Beautiful work. I especially like the composition for “blue” – so graceful.

  13. Really beautiful work, Tracy. 🙂

  14. Beautiful work Tracy, love the colors and compositions. 🙂

  15. The first picture looks like a cardinal flower, Lobelia cardinalis.

    Steve Schwartzman

    • Yes, thanks, I am aware of the flower species as indicated in my response to an earlier comment. For this hunt, I chose not to list all the image details (which I normally do, if you see other postings).

      As an aside, you take lovely nature pics! 🙂

      • I just found the card to this flower. It is Lobelia x speciosa “Fan Scarlet” – a hybrid lobelia.

  16. Intriguing set of colors. Makes this a superb post!

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