I’ve been working on a chapter about the colours of plants and I find myself writing about delphinium purple and gallardia yellow. Right now in the grasslands north of town, both are blooming. This time of the year is ephemerally fecund with plant pigment of all sort. It is a rare treat to transfer the lines and colour of our native wildflowers into images on a page. I fear the blooming season will end all too soon.