Tag Archives: wildflowers

Wildflowers/White

The white wildflowers are my favourites. There is something pleasing about the juxtaposition of white and green and, at the time the white wildflowers are everywhere, the spring hills are at their greenest. That said, there are so many different shades of white I struggle to describe them without sounding like colour names on a paint chart. So, here are some whiteish wildflowers, photographed on my morning walks along the tracks.

5 to remember
la yuxtaposición – the juxtaposition
por todas partes – everywhere
más verde – greenest
me esfuerzo por – I struggle to
un gráfico de la pintura – a paint chart

‘Common Wildflowers of Spain’ by Austen Colwell [UK: Santana]

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Wildflowers come in many colours in #Spain Here are some white ones #nature via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-1PP

Single Poppies

Think of poppies and the image that comes to mind is a field of young wheat, flowing in the spring breeze, scattered with the scarlet dots of poppies. Here, poppies are more likely to grow singly. They prefer disturbed ground, hence why they are found commonly on agricultural ground. Here we see them on the ploughed earth of the olive groves.

5 to remember
solo/a -single
la imagen – the image
un campo – a field
escarlata – scarlet
comúnmente – commonly

Wildflowers/yellow

Shall we just admire these yellow wildflowers, no words needed.
Charlock
Crown Daisy
Broom
Colt’s Foot
Goldilocks Buttercup
Ragweed
Spurge

5 to remember
admirar – to admire
sólo – just [only]
innecesario – not needed
un botón de oro – a buttercup
una margarita – a daisy

Wildflowers/pink

Anyone who knows me is aware that pink is not my favourite colour, I go out of my way to avoid it. But there is one exception, and that is the wildflowers that grow here. The faintest blush pink, almost white, are my favourites. Some I know: ground ivy, herb rocket and tufted vetch, others are a mystery but a welcome sight in spring.

5 to remember
nadie – anyone
una excepción – one exception
rubor rosa – blush pink
ligero – faintest
un espectáculo de bienvenida – a welcome sight