October Yellow (Move Over, Red!)

 

It’s easy to focus on the “can’t miss” colors of autumn’s oaks and maples. Orange and red dominate October’s landscape.  But, look more closely: Yellow’s quiet beauty slowly swells from a few bright pockets of heart-shaped basswood leaves, to entire bluff-sides wrapped in lemon, butter and gold of birch, cottonwood, maple and hickory. Woods that were deeply shadowed and cool green just a few days ago, now glow on a sunny afternoon. The air smells good — earth, ripe seeds and the slightly tangy scent of aging leaves — all part of autumn’s final act before winter spreads its monochrome blanket.

 

6 thoughts on “October Yellow (Move Over, Red!)

  1. Beautiful photos of yellow trees, Beth! Our birch was lovely earlier this month and our sugar maple with its yellow>orange>red colors were gorgeous too! Thank you for your observant eye & inspiring words! Take good care Beth😊!
    ❤️Stephanie

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