The sky was all blue except for a wisp of a cloud on the horizon and I thought rainbow. What is this crazy woman thinking. Well it is Pride Month, so I thought I would celebrate that by finding the six colors in nature! Diversity is what makes our planet so wonderful! A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021. The six colors in the best known LGBTQ flag are red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Would I be able to come up with all the colors in one day? See what Gracie and I found…

Gracie was happy to go give it a try! Plus Gracie and I needed to leave the house today. Jim was going to use the compressor and Gracie does not like that at all.

Standing Cypress (Ipomopsis rubra) for red!

Close up!

Orange is next with the Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) with a bonus butterfly!


Another orange…Trumpet-creeper (Campsis radians)!

Indian Blankets (Gaillardia pulchella) are like a transition into yellow.

Yellow Square-bud Primrose (Calylophus berlandieri)!

Four-point Primrose (Oenothera rhombipetala)!

Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula) was going to seed.

White Compass plant (Silphium albiflorum) with green leaves. I had to get this one in because it is blooming LOL.

The Narrowleaf Dayflower (Commeliana erecta var angustifolia) is about the bluest flower I know of around here. Ok, I did see some of these today but they were really tiny so I used this photo from a few weeks ago.

My second brood in the backyard box of baby bluebirds.

For purple I found Standing Winecup (Callirhoe pedata)!

In 2017 a new flag was created in Philadelphia to give representation to black and brown people in the LGBTQ community. So I found this black Turkey Vulture feather to include from the afternoon walk with Gracie.

For brown, I found this chocolate tube slime mold (Stemonitis splendens) today. It is quite cool! Looks like a group of muppets.

Another brown was this puffball!

In 2018, a flag by Daniel Quasar was created to combine the colors and stripes from Philly’s version of the pride flag and the colors of the transgender pride flag to add pink and blue. Meadow Pinks (Sabatia campestris) and Brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta var pulcherrima)!

And finally I have the blue sky with a Turkey Vulture sailing above me!

Gracie was pleased with day!

There are lots of versions of the LGBTQ flags.

So what do you think? Did I find a rainbow today? I would say yes even though there was not a storm in sight!

Keep looking!


  1. Thats just wonderful Mary. Good job. Such a sweet tribute. Proud of you and Gracie. I doubt you could have done it without her help.

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