One Word Photo Challenge – Marsala

One Word Photo Challenge – Marsala

Pantone's Color of the Year: Marsala

Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala

 

 

One Word Photo Challenge - Marsala

One Word Photo Challenge – Marsala

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well this was trickier than I thought! But I’ve selected a number of photos for this challenge. They start with one of my Orchids in bloom at the end of the summer/early fall. This hybrid isΒ Miltonia spectabilis var. Morelliana x Miltonia Seminole Blood ‘Jaguar Dawn’.Β Then we’re into the fall with some Mum macros, & finally some more Staghorn Sumac leaves flaunting their own Marsala. πŸ˜‰
Enjoy.

 

Miltonia spectabilis var. Morelliana x Miltonia Seminole Blood 'Jaguar Dawn' young blooms

Miltonia spectabilis var. Morelliana x Miltonia Seminole Blood ‘Jaguar Dawn’ young blooms

These two blooms above are younger – opened last – than those below, thus the darker color. They got lighter, and more yellow as they aged. Unfortunately this flower has an unpleasant fragrance. Been a while since I smelled it but when asked I described it to someone interested as something like aΒ funky soap. Every time I got close to them I wanted to hold my breath, kind of gross at times really. But they’re beautiful and with cool shapes. This plant likes to stay moist and prefers bright light. At present it’s slowly growing a new growth. I will put this back outside this spring/summer and hopefully by next July a spike will pop up. πŸ™‚

Miltonia spectabilis hybrid blooms2

Miltonia spectabilis var. Morelliana x Miltonia Seminole Blood 'Jaguar Dawn'

Miltonia spectabilis var. Morelliana x Miltonia Seminole Blood ‘Jaguar Dawn’

 

 

Additional Marsala entries…

Mums

Mums

Orange amber mums askew

Here the Marsala color is taking charge!

 

 

 

 

10 Comments

  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    All are so beautiful! Love the fall leaves.
    What an odd color. Not a color I could pull off.

    Reply
    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Thank you! This stand of Sumacs drew me to it from more than 100 yards away. I loved all the variation in the leaves, and like I posted in a previous post they reminded me of feathers, like they were a stand of Macaws.

      This color was not so easy though it doesn’t look like anything special from the jump! But then I found maybe I had too many pics. All in all I enjoyed the challenge and look forward to the next, almost hope it’s just as challenging! πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  2. ChristineR

    Gorgeous images. Love that orchid, pity about the smell though. πŸ˜€

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    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Thank you very much! It is pretty isn’t it? Who’d have thought something so pretty would stink? Apparently there are quite a few Orchids who stink, some smell far more unpleasant than this I’ve heard.

      Thanks for visiting!

      Reply
  3. Jennifer Nichole Wells

    These are so beautiful! I really enjoy your close ups. Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Thank you! Glad I was able to participate. πŸ™‚

      Reply
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  5. Laurence

    Beeuteefull but why do they do the funky soap?!

    Reply
    1. eLPy13 (Post author)

      Ya know I wish I knew! I’ve heard of Orchids that smell like rot or a whole different kind of funk so I can deal with funky soap. It’s certainly an unpleasant smell though.

      Thanks for visiting!

      Reply
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