February 18 - Autumn Colors and Seasons of Change
Autumn and spring feel similar to me in that they are both seasons marked by change. Today, I invite you to remember the colors of autumn. If you are in a location with wintry weather, perhaps these warm colors will be a comfort on a cold day.
You may also think of foods, smells and tastes associated with autumn. My family enjoys more squash and root vegetables in our diet in the fall and winter. These feature warm colors and earthy texture and their arrival at farmer’s markets is a sign of seasonal change.
Warm colors and unique quality of light through leaves in late afternoon sun are my strongest memories of fall. As I went back to look for photos for this newsletter, I was surprised to see the brightest colored leaves in November, not October. It was interesting to look back through photos and see how the colors I associate with a month are not necessarily the colors of that month. There are so many mixes of colors in the foliage of fall. Below are a few collages I created studying mixes of color in the trees in autumn.