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Color wonders

We are at the peak of fall color in these parts. The whole place is steeped with golds, reds, oranges, browns, and dark greens. I am always amazed how these colors exist so beautifully together in the landscape, each one like a big dollop of color, each so vibrant, and yet also fragile and fleeting. The contrasts between strong color with a fleeting life span is where the wonder in nature resides. Every year, a marvel. On a walk yesterday, here is what I saw:
And the colors against the house are also really lovely now. I think about watercolors when I look at these, since the color is there, but against the glass, not always crystal clear. It really plays with perception. Also, the lines of the house act as spatial frames, so that the trees and leaves have borders. It’s such an interesting intersection between architecture and nature.

Images courtesy of Modern Plum


2 comments on “Color wonders

  1. Dad
    October 22, 2012

    Allison, this is so beautiful. Gorgeous. Your home is also looking so good.
    Urbana does offer beauty. Enjoy. Talk with you soon.


    • modernplum
      October 22, 2012

      thanks, dad. the color is quite great, isnt it?

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