One Word Photo Challenge – Scarlet

One Word Photo Challenge – Scarlet

 

One Word Photo Challenge - Scarlet

One Word Photo Challenge – Scarlet

 

This week’s One Word Photo Challenge is Scarlet. At first I though, what am I going to use for that? But after a little browsing the answer was clear (and my computer mad because it needs more disk space).

 

The following images are obviously of the same general theme, Autumn Leaves, and even the same type of leaves for that matter. However a couple of them have more to do with the word Scarlet symbolically as opposed to literally. So let’s see, and before I tell you my interpretation (I’ll let you know which of them need be so) can you guess? 😉

 

One Word Photo Challenge - Scarlet Staghorn Sumac in Autumn

One Word Photo Challenge – Scarlet
Staghorn Sumac in Autumn

Staghorn Sumac leaves

Staghorn Sumac leaves

Staghorn Sumac & Grape Leaves

Staghorn Sumac & Grape Leaves

Staghorn Sumacs intermingling

Staghorn Sumacs intermingling

 

And so now I ask you what you see in these next pictures – they very much are an interpretation of “Scarlet” for the One Word Photo Challenge.

 

Remind you of anything? Or is it just me?

Remind you of anything?
Or is it just me?

The tropics in a not so tropical place with not the most tropical weather...

The tropics in a not so tropical place with not the most tropical weather…

 

Do you see them yet?

 

From a distance and up close I saw what could be a grove full of Parrots, namely Scarlet Macaws. Not only do I see them in the colors of the leaves but most especially the shapes of the leaves. And while it may be too late now (the leaves on this grove are mostly gone now) be sure to put on your list next year –  if you haven’t already – to check out the multitude of colors present in a grove of Staghorn Sumacs, or I shall call the tree of Scarlet Macaws.

 

Behold a dream not of what might be but what is. The regal grace of a forest full of colors that at once take off along the winds.

Behold a dream

not of what might be but

what is.

The regal grace of a forest full

of colors that at once take off

along the winds…

9 Comments

  1. Laurence

    Wow very nice. You do the sumac proper witht these pictures and the macaws as well, sitting in their special tree!

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  2. Jennifer Nichole Wells

    These are lovely. I really like your varied perspectives. Thank you so so much for sharing!

    Reply
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  4. Steve Schwartzman

    It’s good to see you enjoy your staghorn sumac. Everyone should have a species of sumac to brighten the fall.

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    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      They never fail to please. Have you ever heard of making tea from the berries? I’ve never tried but many years ago they told us it was possible in a class I took in college.

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      1. Steve Schwartzman

        I’ve had sumac-ade made from the fruit of our local species, Rhus lanceolata. It’s a bit tart, so people usually add a fair amount of sweetener, just as they do with lemonade.

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        1. eLPy13 (Post author)

          That sounds interesting. Once it’s all made up is it worth it? I mean does it have a distinct flavor, comparable even to lemonade?

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          1. Steve Schwartzman

            It does have a distinctive flavor, but not like lemonade. I don’t know how to describe it.

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            1. eLPy13 (Post author)

              I’ll look into it…maybe I’ll give it a try myself.

              Thnks

              Reply

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