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The Colors of Fall

tree with fall foliage

Is fall your favorite season?  I don’t know if it’s mine or not and I try my best to appreciate each season.  If I had a least favorite it would probably be summer, but that’s mostly because I don’t get along well with extreme heat.  If I were in a different part of the country (or world) I might love summer, too!

I spent a moment thinking about what I love about the colors of fall:

  • The warm colors – the yellows, golds, oranges and reds – come from the sun, the turning leaves, the apples & pumpkins, the chrysanthemums, bonfires & fireplaces.  Warm colors bring to mind heat, spice, cheer, passion, comfort.
  • The cool colors – the blues, teals, greens, wines & purples – come from the sky, water, the grass, the evergreens, berries & grapes.  Cool colors evoke calm, peace, quiet, and rest for me.
  • The neutrals – all the brown, black & gray shades – come from the earth, the rocks, the tree trunks & branches.  Don’t forget about these very important members of the autumn family.  They make me think of strength and constance.  They ground the other colors.  They come from the very things that anchor the showier, more temporary hues.

Fall.  It could be my favorite…right now any way.

I’d love to hear what you love about fall colors!


3 thoughts on “The Colors of Fall”

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. In a few days I’m going to be writing about beauty in everyday things and there are definitely going to be some fall colors in there! My husband’s aunt just took a bunch of gorgeous pictures at a farmer’s market that I will share.
    Great blog!


  2. In the cooler, rainy days of fall I love how the wet trunks and branches of the trees look so much darker, in contrast to the gold and yellow leaves. It is a quiet peaceful feeling to see these stately trees changing so dramatically in varied hews. It is like a symphony of color, as the greens turn to red, orange, gold and yellows. I also like the purple, and the yellow chrysanthemums in the flower pots on the porches along with the orange of the pumpkins sitting on the porch steps, along with hay-bales, scare-crows, and raffia tied bundles of Indian corn, and it all reminds me of the harvest…and that Thanksgiving is not far away. In the early fall they sometimes call it Indian summer…and I like that too…cool mornings and evenings with warm sunshine during the day. 🙂

    Oh the many wonders of God! He gave us all of these to enjoy!

    Thanks for taking a moment to help us think of these lovely things today Lisa. I will be more aware of them today and give thanks to the Creator!


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