In Search of Color

IMG_3159The seasons in Vermont are spectacular. There are very few places that compare to the beauty we have here: pure white Winter snows, fiery maples in Fall, hillsides in shades of green sprinkled with peach and maroon in Spring, and lush green forests and farmland in Summer. But along with these come two other “seasons” of note: mud season and stick season. Mud season comes when the ground thaws in early spring and our many dirt roads turn to mud. Stick season occurs after the glory of Fall fades and before the snow falls. It is just bare trees in shades of grayed green and brown, with gray skies often as the backdrop. This is mostly November into early December.
I noticed the last several posts to this blog have been reflective of the season, stick season, yellow wirewith its muted, gray tones waiting for the beautiful blanket of white to be spread. With that in mind, I went in search of color. It hadn’t really occurred to me that I was missing color until I spotted a little tangle of yellow wire in the gravel road. Could I find other evidences of color in the bleak landscape? I started looking in earnest. It was easy to find man-made color, but I was searching for God-made color as well. Here’s what I found on my walk that day:

YELLOW
yellow leaves yellow sign banana peel

RED

red barberry red leaves

red sign red reflector

BLUE

blue sky blue tarp blue beer can

ORANGE

orange squirrel orange pumpkins orange birch bark orange stone orange sign

GREEN

green moss more green moss green tree green house number green sign

Last night it snowed and the world was covered with that pristine white blanket.  The colors are still there of course, just a little harder to find, many hidden from view.  But I’m ready for white and will be content with the colors indoors.

white snow

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2 Responses to “In Search of Color”


  1. 1 Roger December 18, 2012 at 7:31 am

    I enjoy the colors and living in Vermont especially since I am here with you. Love you. Roger

  2. 2 colleenkole February 12, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Hello-Helloooo said Winnie the Pooh down the hole. Where are you?


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