The Colours

Cynthia Reyes

Before the fullness of the fall, comes the golding. 

Blog Photo - Autumn trees 3 Photo Credit: Hamlin Grange

That moment when our shrubs and trees take on various shades of gold. It’s fleeting, a moment glimpsed before the main event. 

Blog Photo - Autumn -The golding - back garden trees and shrubs

Blog Photo - Autumn - the golding 5 - plants at front of garden

The golding takes place in that space between the vivid greens of spring and summer and the reds and oranges of autumn.  It’s a minor act leading up to the big attraction that inspires the gorgeous adjectives. 

Blog Photo - autumn - the golding 2 - vines on wallI honour the golding, observing how it lights up the ground in mid-October, how it  repeats itself in the sister-colours of leaves on vines and trees that will never turn red or orange, but give their own light. The birches and some maples, for example. 

Blog Photo - Autumn - the golding - tree gold 

Soon will come the stars of autumn, those brilliant-coloured leaves that appear in an explosion of glory — clothing large trees and small shrubs and instilling feelings of warmth and wonder in…

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