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Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day 8: A Rainbow of Brown

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~  Albert Camus

In the blink of an eye, it seems, most of the crimsons and sulphur yellows of Autumn have faded into tan, auburn, bronze, khaki, and rust.

Soon enough, they, too, will fade and by January, the prevailing color in our woods will be silver gray.

So today, I give thanks for this liminal moment of the magical browns. When we take notice, we discover there are hundreds of shades, from the pale creamy tan of beech leaves to the dusky copper that red maple becomes.

Far from drab, they call the eye to discern subtlety, shadow, and contrast.  They, too, are fleeting and by their brevity remind us to take joy in each day.

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  • November 8, 2012, 1:27 pm Ellen

    We live in the mountains, elevation over 2000 feet. The mountains roll like waves, and the brown bare trees look like fringe on a woven wool rug. Nature is her own loom, dye pot and blanket.