Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crimson Clover

Here in Oregon, crimson clover is now in bloom (a little earlier than usual).  This photo was taken in June of a previous year.  

The first painting in yesterday's post (Deyrolle's "Le repos des faneurs") features a field of crimson clover (or so I believe).  You can decide for yourself:  Here is some detail from the painting to compare with the following photos from my backyard.

Bee heaven.

(Source:  Detail of painting by Theophile Louis Deyrolle, "repos des faneurs",  http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Wave/image/joconde/0041/m009804_0000166_p.jpg,
 Hay in Art Database ID: 686.  
 All photos by Steve Leppold)