Monday, August 23, 2010
It's late winter in Victoria--nearly spring. The wattles are in full bloom. Driving in the country on the weekend, I had to resist the temptation to stop every few metres to admire another clump of flowers. I did stop, just once: What had me intrigued--apart from the sheer beauty--was the variations in yellows. The Landscape range of dyes, which I like to use for wool, call their cool yellow wattle. It's a yellow that leans towards the green. You could also call it a citrus yellow. And looking at this picture now I would agree, but in the sunshine, against the black trunks and incredibly green grass of the Yarra Valley, the wattles looked golden and warm. Now, my other trouble with yellow is that it's rather hard to use. I don't know a lot of people who look good in yellow, which is a pity because it's such a bright and warm colour, with so much energy. I guess I'll have to be contented with the pics and just a touch for contrast here and there.