One Word Photo Challenge: Seafoam

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Seafoam; such a soft pastel color hovering between green and blue.  This color always transports me back to the color palette of the 1950s.  It feels cool.  It tastes minty to the eyes.

Definitely a watery color, it remains far more chic than the fluffy beige foam which washes up on east coast beaches.



Artemesia last October


This color proved a challenge for me this week, in case you were wondering, Jenny.  The closest I could find in nature were the greenish greys of Artemesia and Lichens.



Which is how this week’s challenge inspired a newly minted moss garden, using a tiny pot purchased from the artist.

The pot was probably made by local Williamsburg artist John Watters.  I can’t quite read the signature to be sure, but it was made in 2013.  John works with delicious glazes in lovely blues and greens.  There is no drainage in this little pot, but I laid a layer of gravel, sand and glass chips below the soil.


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The plant is a tiny Begonia Rex surrounded by mosses and lichens scraped from the garden.  It will grow on happily here for a few months until I can transplant it into something larger and set it outside in the shade.

Do you see the sheen of silver on its leaves?  In the bright sun earlier today it looked as though its leaves were covered in finely ground garnets.  So beautiful!


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And we had beautiful sun today.  Each sunny day now feels like a gift.  Each day brings us closer to spring, and will make it that much easier to find color in the garden once again.

With appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells

and her One Word Photo Challenge:  Seafoam


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014-2015

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Seafoam

  1. These are great! I imagine it is a difficult color to find in nature, but you did it beautifully! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. I think you answered the call admirably! Artemisia is such a lovely plant in the garden. ‘Seafoam’ is a nice color, reminds me of ‘Tidal’ shown in an earlier post, which you know I love! 😉

  3. The lichen on the tree trunk really does match the color swatch, and the whole thing fits so nicely with the colors of your blog.

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