Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yellow violet

I've been having more fun with my Easy-Macro lens. I just can't seem to stop! Anyway, because of it I learned something new yesterday. I'd taken this photo of a tiny flower with it the day before:


Here's just a regular iPad photo to show what plant it came from:


Then yesterday morning, I was going to post them to Instagram and ask if anybody knew what that plant was. I tried looking it up as a weed, but I didn't find anything that really matched. So back outside I went to get another look (because I hadn't really paid much attention to the plants when taking the pics). Here are a couple more iPad shots (I should've taken the DSLR but wanted the pics handy for Instagram):


They are under some evergreens in our backyard. It was pretty windy then, so the leaves are blowing a lot in the picture below, but I took it for size comparison with the dandelions that you can see in the foreground:


While I was out there, it dawned on me that the plants sure looked like the purple violets I have in front of the house (the ones the woodchuck likes). I didn't know if there was such a thing as a yellow violet, but googling it found me plenty of photo proof that there certainly is! So that was the new thing I learned yesterday.

Yellow violet. Is that an oxymoron? I certainly think so! And really, why weren't they just called "yellows", if the violet ones are called violets??? ;-Þ

10 comments:

Mrs. Ries said...

I think we should totally call them yellows! I don't think I've seen "yellows" with such small flowers before, but I love violets in any color. (and Pansies and Violas too!)

Jenny

Grandma G said...

We'll call them "yellows"... and then the purple ones can be "violet yellows", right? ;) Makes as much sense. Ha.

Jenny said...

Violet Yellows! Of course we should. I will now think of this every time I see one. :)

Jenny

Grandma G said...

A revolution in the plant world! :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

So the little poem they used to teach us in elementary school should be something like "Roses are red, violets are yellow..etc." or "yellows are violet", right? :P

Grandma G said...

Exactly! Now we have a good thing goin' here! Ha!

"Sugar is sweet, and so is my fellow"! Or... oh, dear - what rhymes with violet???

Jenny said...

Pilot? Ummm... eyelet? Style it?

Grandma G said...

Ha! You girls are making blogging more fun! :)

annie dee said...

Yes they really are yellow violets! Or yellow violas if that sounds better than yellow violets. Very pretty!

How about:
Beguile it
especially since they are so charming! HA

Grandma G said...

GROAN!!!! ;)