Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden

It had been a while, so when I was finally feeling better this week, I celebrated with a visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden. It’s one of my favorite local gardens, just a short drive down the road in Auburn.

One of my goals was actually to find some yellows, dark yellows, as in the color you might define as ‘mustard.’

And I found some, in varying degrees of intensity.

My favorites that day were more subtle – in the center of lovely white flowers where the pistils and stamens are (yes, I had to look it up to remember what those reproductive parts are called.)

And that’s not all I found! 🙂

I might have missed this tiny frog if I hadn’t been looking closely!

Photography encourages me to pay attention to the beauty of the world, a color challenge even more!

Sharing with Sunday Stills Color Challenge, Mustard.

~ Susanne

27 Comments on “Looking for Yellow on a Visit to Soos Creek Botanical Garden

  1. Pingback: Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Is #Mustard a Color or a Condiment? – Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

    • Thanks so much, Terri! Seeing that tiny frog was such a treat! If I wasn’t paying attention to the details, I might have missed him! 🙂

  2. Lovely photos, Susanne, and many are very suitable for the colour theme.
    Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to go out.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. As always your photos are so creatively beautiful. I especially loved the white flowers where you captured so many shades of yellow in the centers. Liked so much that I saved them to my “gotta plant this” folder. By any chance did you happen to see any plant ID tags for either of the white flowers? I could always email Soos Creek and ask but thought perhaps you noted what these were. (I don’t think that darling tiny frog was talking, but maybe? Amphibians are truly magical and it’s sad so many species are simply vanishing.)

    • Thank you. I really liked the white flowers too! I didn’t see any tags, but I believe the group of white flowers with the big button center are white anemones, also called Japanese anemones. I’m not sure about the one with the frog.

      • Thank you so much! I agree – Japanese anemones. I’ll ask Soos Creek about the other one. Thank you again for your “pho-blog” which is a daily moment of beauty.

  4. Wow! Those are some awesome photos! My favorite one is the second sunflower where you got it from such an amazing angle! 🌻🌻

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: