Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Aaachoo!


Chamisa or Gray rabbitbush blooms late summer and early autumn. While allergy suffers are sneezing all over town others are admiring the bright yellow bloom. "The Chamisa (all species) is the oldest known indigenous yellow dye and has been used for the rich yellow color found in Native American blankets. Spanish-Americans mix guaco (a vine-like climbing plant) with the solution for a yellow paint."

25 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe couleurs d'automne. j'adore cette periode

Joanne said...

Fabulous colour, fortunately I am a lucky one.... no sneezing!

Peer said...

hei
har sett sett igjennom bloggelen din, masse flotte bilder.flotte utsnitt og farger..

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Autumn painted well by you with your camera.
Wong

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Great title, Randy! I did not know the origin of the dye and enjoyed ready your account. A landscape of yellow like that is quite stunning and brightens up the fall. Nice photo!
Genie

VP said...

Tha's some yellow. No wonder it was used as dye.

clairz said...

Long ago in my hand-spinning days, I spent a lot of time learning about and using natural dyes. Now that I live in New Mexico, this post of yours is reminding me how much fun that was and how much I could be learning about natural dye plants here. Thank you for the inspiration!

B SQUARED said...

Learn something here everyday.

Sharon said...

That is quite a display of yellow, but I'm feeling a sneeze coming on!

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful color!

lizziviggi said...

It is pretty! It looks like our forsythia in spring.

Irredento Urbanita said...

It's not a photo, it's an amazing painting, a great chaos of grey and yellow colours.

Regards

Valery

[Barcelona Daily Photo]

Mahon said...

I find that this plant has a peculiar smell, but it's very beautiful ! a good photo, and always an interesting text! I like the title!.. :)) Bye !

becky said...

Thank God I am not one who has the allergy to Chamisa. I love the blooms... they are so beautiful.
Lovely photo, Randy.
:)

JM said...

So these are not autumn leaves! :-) Fantastic!

Steffe said...

Nice autumn yellow it is.

Tracy said...

Very pretty. I'm sure glad I don't have allergies!

NYC In Photographs said...

Lovely shot! They seem to form an abstract figure of sorts.

I usually have pretty bad allergies, but thankfully I haven't gotten them recently.

Birdman said...

Like this one... pale yellow is strong here.

Farmchick said...

Achoo is right! My daughter suffers from allergy problems in the fall. I do love the yellow in this photo.

Sunday said...

Beautiful photo. I just returned yesterday from a week in Santa Fe . . . sneezed the whole time. But it is always worth it to be in NM.

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Gunn said...

Pretty!:)

Vicki said...

Superb colour. By any chance, do you have a close-up shot of the flowers?

Kate said...

Splendid scene with such terrific colours. Takes one's breath away!