~rainbow mondays~ goldenrod, periwinkle, red violet, the whole crayon box a.k.a. mama’s new york rainbow

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red: so many apples…

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red: hard to choose! this one is named chenango strawberry.

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red: numbered apples awaiting grammy’s careful identification process.

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red: view of the barn through the apple trees

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red: all the colors were accented with goldenrod this trip.

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red: red hot, that is. this amazing guy.

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red: happy bonfire participant

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red: chatting with mario at the bonfire.

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red: crazy barn reflection in the cellar door window.

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red: the barn. so much red in this rainbow, and the barn is now a little bit redder since we painted some of it during our visit! we also got in on some roofing work.

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red: quinn was pretty proud of being able to get one of the huge nails into the roof all by himself, using his great grandpa’s hammer.

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red: roof all prepped for metal sheets, time to paint!

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red: that’s as far as we got, but at least we won’t drip paint on the new part of the roof next year…

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red-orange: just starting to see some maple leaves turning…

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orange: bonfire fun

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orange: chased quite a few monarchs around the farm, they appreciate the abundant goldenrod. edited to add: this one is actually a viceroy not a monarch! thanks sister-in-law, for the correction! here are a few monarchs, now, for comparison:

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orange: boneset sunset

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orange: seems like a nice road to have grown up on.

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orange: i took a zillion pictures of boneset backlit by the sunset, so i’m oversharing them. i love breaking photography rule number one and shooting directly into the light, and i also love the way the little hairs on the stems of boneset glow when i do.

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orange: daisies

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orange: more boneset. it was breezy, i can kind of still feel it when i look at this one.

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orange: heart-shaped lens.

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orange: kitty adorabubble.

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orange: potentially foreshadowing our next new york visit…

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yellow: or should i say, goldenrod?

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goldenrod sunset

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goldenrod farm

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yellow: daisy glow sunset

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that goldenrod sure has a lot of gall.

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yellow: black-eyed susan were also in bloom, notable because they are not goldenrod.

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yellow: apologies to non spider fans, i couldn’t resist this one.

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yellow: the goldenrod behind these other meadow plants is making them look more yellow than they are.

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green: apples and fields.

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green: lots and lots of this view.

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green: praying mantis with farm in the distance

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green: these ferns are all around the orchards.

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green: between praying mantises and green lacewings and other beneficial predators, the apples should be pest-free.

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green: this guy might also like to eat bugs.

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green: kite flying and lots of cousin time.

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green: a boy is in the top of this big mama tree.

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green: helping grampy tag trees 64 and 65.

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blue: ford 4000 and blue sky.

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blue: ford 4000, blue silo, and mad farmer in blue plaid making his way down the hill through the underbrush.

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blue: chokecherries and wildly blue sky

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blue: pigeon on the barn roof

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blue: people on the barn roof.

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blue: people coming down from the barn roof, with the moon overhead.

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blue: rusty metal wagon parts. i don’t know why i love them so.

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blue: jeans with an accidental heart in barn paint

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blue: jet blue terminal jfk, deep blue restaurant, blue shirt, blue headphones. this boy is so content with an audio story and a plate of sushi. also, pretty creative with chopsticks.

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periwinkle: another good crayon in the box. chicory has always been one of my favorites.

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blue-violet: wild grapes are abundant in the apple orchards. grammy is collecting them in her freezer to make some jelly later on.

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purple: clover

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purple: clover with a pretty moth

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purple: joe pye weed competing with goldenrod in the perennial field flower olympics.

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purple: a dainty field find

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purple: nothing says new york like black raspberry ice cream.

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red violet: pokeweed stems.

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raw umber(?): enormous old-growth puffball mushrooms.

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tan: some of the praying mantises are not green.

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brown: or perhaps burnt sienna? one of the many uses grammy has found for her apples… apple cider soap, complete with homegrown dried apple decorations. i wonder if anyone will notice “the picture” from last year in the background on grammy’s table… stay tuned for this year’s installment of three boys in a row.

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white: my mom’s wedding dress.

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black: good night, farm, and good night moon.

~rainbow mondays~

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