My work area in western Idaho is dominated by green conifers: Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, grand fir, Engelmann spruce, and western larch. The latter species displays bright yellows and golds when shedding its needles, but that happens later in the season.
The colors come from the understory vegetation. This diary shows a sampling of the colors displayed over the past few days.
The Daily Bucket is a nature refuge. We amicably discuss animals, weather, climate, soil, plants, waters and note life’s patterns spinning around us.
We invite you to note what you are seeing around you in your own part of the world, and to share your observations in the comments below.
That’s all for today’s offering. Now it’s your turn.