I was browsing my Reader and there were so many beautiful photos of fall color that I got a tinge of homesickness – longing for Michigan color. We drove to southern Florida last weekend – before the peek color in Michigan. I made the decision to go south because cold, cloudy, damp weather was forecasted for the week in Michigan and my body doesn’t do well in those conditions. However, Florida is unseasonably warm so I am unable to get out with my camera until the weekend cool down. I made the right decision but I still need to pull out some of the color photos I took before I left.
There, now I feel a little better. These transitions are sometimes hard to adjust to because I love being in both places – and sometimes the grass is greener and the trees more colorful at the other latitude.
This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is once again a reflection of their earlier post on color and photography. The title of the photo challenge is “The Hue of You”. In spite of the vivid trees in my neighborhood, I am feeling rather muted lately – in a gentle way. My posts over the past few days have mostly portrayed muted, soft colors. When we were on our photo safari this week, this image wouldn’t let me go.
This house grabbed my emotions. I am captivated by the color and sheen, the mirror of the soft color of the ripened soybean field, how it is almost hidden in green foliage, but with just a hint of color to tell us it is fall. I am touched by the sensuous curve of the road and how it also mirrors the color of the soybeans, the leaves blown and collected at the edge giving structure with the hint of gold. So much beauty on this dirt road.
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