Coming out of the shadows

29 03 2012

The showy bursts of color from spring and summer wildflowers are always attention-getting. It’s usually the bright colors against a cloudless blue sky or filling a huge field that grab you. In this case, the flowers were hillside and not yet fully visible because the sun was just peeking over the top of the hill.

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In the shadows the bright yellow flowers are visible as dots while the darker purple ones are at their best in the sun. And there in the full sun is a white Angelica plant, which is a member of the carrot family. It’s literally coming out of the shadows to greet the day.

Photographed at Seljalandsfoss, a waterfall that drops nearly 200 feet. The waterfall is in southwest Iceland, near Reykjavik.

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