poetry and prose about place

the colour of October #2 (Tansy yellow)

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So many colours!  The orange of the big pumpkin on our doorstep.  The reds and yellows of the Red Maple leaves in piles under our feet.  The bright white of the moon this month.  The golden colour of the needles of the Tamarack now falling with every breath of wind.


The colour that has inspired me this week is the yellow of Tansy  (Tansy vulgare L.) still bright along the road in Fredericton. The flowers are like brilliant yellow buttons.




I couldn’t duplicate the colour with the yellows in my watercolour palette, but after layers of alternating yellow and white, I have realised how wonderful the yellows of nature really are!


October 27, 2013   'Tansy'   Jane Tims

October 27, 2013 ‘Tansy’ Jane Tims


In a month’s time, the bright yellow heads of the Tansy will be black!




Copyright  2013  Jane Tims 

Written by jane tims

October 30, 2013 at 7:09 am

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  1. Hello Jane,

    The pictures are gorgeous.. Transy yellow certainly fits October well…

    Cheers, Aquileana 😉



    November 1, 2013 at 3:45 am

    • Hi. Thanks. I love the fall colours. I wonder what I’ll find in November? Jane


      jane tims

      November 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  2. Lovely opening paragraph Jane! Those yellow flowers are so lovely – I can see how difficult it would be to replicate their brightness. You’ve done a great job though. Hope the book’s going well this week x


    Gemma Hawdon

    October 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    • Hi Gemma. Thanks! Book is being difficult today. I wonder what dressing up for Halloween as a novelist would look like… Jane


      jane tims

      October 31, 2013 at 10:25 am

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