RDP Saturday – Crimson

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Crimson is a strong, red color, inclining to purple. It originally meant the color of the kermes dye produced from a scale insect, Kermes vermilio, but the name is now sometimes also used as a generic term for slightly bluish-red colors that are between black and rose.

Paintbrush lily – Crimson outer leafs

Crimson red flowers

Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Paddle

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Paddle (noun) – A short pole with a wide, flat part at one end or both ends, used for moving a small boat or canoe through the water

Rowing with paddles

red rowing

Paddle (Verb) –  a

walk through water that is not very deep, especially at the edge of a beach, etc.:

Walking through shallow water

Walking through shallow water

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Tumbleweed

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Common name:


Scientific name:

Salsola kali

Alternative common names:

Russian thistle, rolypoly, saltwort, windwitch, tumbleweed, common saltwort, and prickly glasswort, kakiebos, taaibos, tolbos.

Tumbleweed is an annual weed that begins life as a typical multiple branched bushes, which then takes on a spherical form. It depletes soil moisture and interferes with cultivation operations. This species invades roadsides, disturbed sites, riverbanks, riverbeds, in dry or somewhat saline areas. Flowering occurs from September-April.