Summer colors

Volume 10, Issue 78; 02 Aug 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Even though the flowers have been ignored this year, they're still a riot of color.

Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even though the flowers have been ignored this year, they're still a riot of color.

(Just ignore the stalk of grass growing three feet tall on the right side of the image.)

Remarkably, the rose bush (“bush” in this case being a euphemism for “single cane”) survived being trampled into oblivion this spring.

In defense of photo sensors, which seem to have a hard time with red and magenta (the reasons for which I'm sure are explained in great detail somewhere on the web; I'm guessing it's because those colors are so dependent on a single set of photosites), this little rose is a light-sucking, eye-bending, almost painful R—E—D.