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My friend dudeshoes was asking if the color of spring is pink or purple (here is her sampling of purple).

I think maybe yellow needs to be a contender?

mustard, celandine, dandelions

We had dandelion greens for dinner the other night, fresh picked. They were bitter, but it was a good bitter.

ETA: Yellow, day two. Don't let anyone tell you that dandelions don't last if you pick them. They close up at night but reopen in the morning. Also, I picked more dandelions greens.

I want to share about books I've read recently, but it'll have to wait . . .


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May. 15th, 2015 12:00 pm (UTC)
Hereabouts it's yellow- primroses! :o)
May. 15th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
Primroses are so lovely! A sweet, butter yellow.
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May. 15th, 2015 12:36 pm (UTC)
Great minds!
Yes! I was just thinking of the colors of spring and how they change according to where you are. And then I thought: Do a spring in France photo post! And here, you've put your colors. :D

My post might have to wait, though. That forecasted rain I mentioned? It's here. :P
May. 15th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Great minds!
The rain cloud said, "I hear you were parched over in Egypt. Let me help with that."
May. 15th, 2015 12:43 pm (UTC)
I associate spring with yellows and greens.
May. 15th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
And white, like apple blossoms or hawthorn.
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May. 15th, 2015 03:06 pm (UTC)
Me too!
May. 15th, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yellow is a definite contender. Gets in early with forsythia, goes on to daffodils and then the dandelions and friends pop out.

I'd also put in for pale blue with the bluets.
May. 15th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's yellow's job to catch the sun and hold it here after a long winter.

I love bluets too--so sweet.
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May. 15th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
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May. 15th, 2015 03:21 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking cowslips, gorse, celandine...

I've never eaten dandelion greens but I'd love to try them! Looking forward to book-thoughts when you've time to spare. :)
May. 16th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
Okay: my goal now is to one day prepare dandelion greens for you :-)
May. 15th, 2015 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yellow has always been the first color of spring to me. Forsythias and dandelions. It's not until after the forsythias are done that the purples really come on. And purple is a more retiring color while yellow screams "Look at me! Look at me! Meeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!"
May. 16th, 2015 03:53 pm (UTC)
It's like the opposite of a rock concert. Instead of having a less-well-known act first, and then the main performance, you get the head-banging yellows first and then the purples coming afterward, saying, now that we have your attention....
May. 15th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
And forsythia!

Forsythia fascinates me because it's still only available in one color, unlike most garden flowers.
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May. 16th, 2015 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm really liking them! I went to the nearby organic farm, out to their fallow fields, and picked a bunch more.
May. 15th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
I'm sure I read somewhere that there's a progression of colours as spring begins and then advances. I can't remember the order, but I think it started with white for snowdrops, and then I can't remember what happened after that, though it could be yellow for daffodils, dandelions and celandines before moving on to blue and purple and finally the red of summer poppies. Of course that was for UK flora. Elsewhere it might be different.
May. 16th, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC)
I think we have similar here. If you talk about wild, rather than cultivated plants, then you get whites first, then yellows, then blues and purples, then everything.

English red poppies are so beautiful. The red wildflower that I enjoy seeing here is wild columbine.
May. 15th, 2015 10:14 pm (UTC)
I love dandelion greens. :) Sheeyun loves dandelion greens. :) Chun Woo currently does not love dandelion greens. :(
May. 16th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
On my end, the healing angel liked them, but Little Springtime didn't. Bitter things can be hard to develop a taste for.
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May. 16th, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
Isn't Celandine some Canadian singer?
May. 17th, 2015 07:30 pm (UTC)
One whose heart will go on, perhaps?
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