You can’t hide your true colors as you approach the autumn of your life.
Isn’t it odd how the colors of leaves turn warm just as the weather cools? In art, it’s known that warm colors like red, orange and yellow advance, while cool blues, greens and purples recede.
Could the warm colors be nature’s way of bringing leaves to the forefront so that we can examine and appreciate them one more time before they’re gone?
I’ve often wondered what autumn would look like if the leaves turned cool in color instead of warm? How would the landscape look with leaves of icy blue and turquoise instead of fiery red and orange? Perhaps the combination of cooler weather with cool colors would be too much of a shock to us after months of warm summer weather. The warmer colors are nature’s way of easing us into the cold winter ahead.
Unlike the leaves, autumn’s skies turn bluer than usual at this time of year. Above are excerpts of three of the bluest skies I’ve photographed in the past month. Each one is such a unique hue. Who would have thought there could be so many versions of ‘sky blue’ to be found at this time of year? Nature’s true colors never cease to amaze me.