Thursday, 3 February 2011

Colour from the Season - Rabbit bark orange!

Rabbits eat bark in winter. A few years ago after a snow fall, there were patches of what looked like blood all over the snow, in fact it looked as if there had been a rabbit massacre in the woodland!  Luckily, I found out, that it was just rabbit urine probably coloured by the tree bark they were eating. This (rabbit gnawed) bark that I collected today might be Cherry tree? I 'm not completely sure, but it's a bright fiery orange and seemed a good colour to celebrate the day.

Happy Chinese New Year  2011 - Year of the Rabbit...!

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.