Thank-you Griff, Betty, and Linda for the explanations. I apologize for taking so long to tell you I appreciate it.
It sounds like it might be a pattern in progress, because I get the impression that it means slightly different things to each of you.
I'm not a member of iris talk (not sure why I haven't joined yet), but I believe I can still access their archives. I'm interested and I'll be looking into it further.
--- In email@example.com, Linda Mann <lmann@...> wrote:
> Yes, I was just making up a word, thinking of the opposite of 'luminata'
> (luminous, bright light in the heart of the bloom) & came up with
> 'umbrata' (shadow).
> What I had in mind is actually various versions of the variegata
> pattern, those with a light ground color and a large dark 'spot' on the
> falls. i.e., white ground, blue fall spot, white rim, like WABASH;
> yellow ground, red fall spot, yellow rim, like typical variegata color;
> pink ground, red-purple fall spot, pink rim like CAMELOT ROSE.
> What I had in mind was patterns with a distinct, sharp edged spot, not a
> wash like HONKY TONK BLUES.
> Missed the original question - most of the recent photo files are too
> big and slow to download on my new computer (have no idea why the new
> modem is so much slower than my old one & neither does my ISP), so I'm
> skipping most of them till I can get to the libary.
> Linda Mann