Originally published Oct. 29, 2011
Minnesotans are enjoying some mild weather with days in the low 50s and lows in the 30s. While many of the poplars and birch dropped their leaves a couple weeks ago, some trees are just now displaying their color.
The area I live in has a forest of red and white oaks and there are lots of deep reds and rusts in the trees right now. Some maples have started to turn their brilliant oranges, yellows and reds.
Looking out my window I am captivated by the show of those colors against the October blue sky or the occasional steely gray sky that rolls through. I find myself wishing I could transfer those colors into a room in my house so I could enjoy them all year long.
I never really think too much about the color gray because it, well it reminds me of November and the relentlessly gray skies that hang around. But seeing the gray sky or the gray rocks of the north shore of Lake Superior against the rust or orange leaves of Oak or Maple or the deep reds or even yellows is really beautiful. I could enjoy a fireplace of gray stones surrounded by orange, yellow, red, or rust decor. What do you think?
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