Floral Rainbow

I’m not sure if it’s just a British thing but we have a little mnemonic for the colours of the rainbow: “Richard of York gave battle in vain”. That’s the phrase that has stuck in my mind since childhood, rather than the “Roy G. Biv” of this challenge. But whatever method you choose to remind yourself of the order, the colours are the same … so here’s my rainbow of flowers:

Red wild rose
Orange Hawkweed
Yellow gorse
(This photograph is available to purchase as a digital download)
Green Alchemilla flowers
Blue Forget-me-nots
Indigo Speedwell
And finally a violet Violet! (What other flower could I choose?!)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “ROY G. BIV.”

All photos from this post are available to buy in my shop, as greeting cards, postcards, prints, notebooks etc.

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. Great pictures. My favourite British mnemonic is for the planets: ‘Many volcanos erupt mulberry jam sandwiches under normal pressure’. I suppose that one’s out of date (which is a pity), though I hear Pluto may be reinstated as a planet this year. My fingers are crossed!

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  2. I love it!! Great collection… I’ll look at the blooms with new enthusiasm when I pass them by!! I’ve got a feeling I’m going to do a similar gallery in the future!! 😉

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