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Here in the south, fall spells R.E.L.I.E.F. An escape from an endless string of scorching summer days. It means coming out again, trusting the cool morning air with open windows. And even before the leaves begin to change, there are bright red berries in the dogwood trees and excursions to be made to the apple orchard. In the south, the leaves stay green for quite some time. I silently beg them to change. And, yes, Halloween is the perfect night to be outside. Just warm enough for fairy costumes and tights. Just cool enough for hot apple cider around the bonfire. In November the skies are full of color. November surely rivals April for the prettiest month of the year.
In September, I see red. Red berries, red apples. I dream of the first leaves to change on the red maple tree. And yet, lots of green. Green reborn in cool mornings and cool nights.
In October, I see orange. Pumpkins of course. A season of stark contrast, the black and the white, the first flush of changing leaves. And brown comes to gather under the trees.
In November the skies dance - red, orange, yellow, brown. Life glows. And I feel plum, a rare and regal shade. Plum is the queen of my fall festival. When all the other colors have had their dance, she steps out and wears the crown.
My head is always turned by the glowing colors of fall - mustard yellow, pumpkin orange, scarlet and plum. But, I often find myself drawn to those creative works which make good use of subtle fall neutrals like ashy gray, charcoal gray, pale gold, earthy dark eggplant and caramel.
As I begin to dream up my fall-inspired projects, I hope to enjoy a run or two with flaming colors and a fling with lavish, earthy hues.
And what about you? What is your fall palette? What does fall inspire in you? Please link up your posts here!
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