November Afternoon

Browns and Blue

Browns and Blue

Though I’m not quite ready for the snows to come, I’m wearying of brown in all its many variations. It’s nice enough with a dose of sunshine and blue skies, but already I am missing the bright colors that were in the gardens only a few weeks ago. And now snow is predicted for Wednesday, just in time to cause Thanksgiving travel woes.

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Comments

  1. I’m also a little weary of the browns and in fact am thankful for all of our evergreens. We are supposed to have snow tomorrow too and I rather look forward to it because it’s easier to get out in it than rain this time of year. I am concerned for the travelers though.

  2. I’m also a little weary of the browns and in fact am thankful for all of our evergreens. We are supposed to have snow tomorrow too and I rather look forward to it because it’s easier to get out in it than rain this time of year. I am concerned for the travelers though.

  3. I’m a freakazoid who happens to prefer autumn, winter and spring so browns are good for me. However, I must say that the colorful sunrises and sunsets reflected in our lake are framed nicely by the dark bare trees and brown fields. Maybe look up for awhile and rejoice in the beauty of winter skies, if Wisconsin’s skies have parties with the sun, that is! Gaze upward into the heavens and watch the clouds play; pray for raucous sunrises and sunsets that can’t be seen during dry summer months. What, am I writing a book here? Geez…

  4. I’m a freakazoid who happens to prefer autumn, winter and spring so browns are good for me. However, I must say that the colorful sunrises and sunsets reflected in our lake are framed nicely by the dark bare trees and brown fields. Maybe look up for awhile and rejoice in the beauty of winter skies, if Wisconsin’s skies have parties with the sun, that is! Gaze upward into the heavens and watch the clouds play; pray for raucous sunrises and sunsets that can’t be seen during dry summer months. What, am I writing a book here? Geez…

  5. This is SO November. I – too – have been finding that the only colors are browns and blues. Love the horizontal banding of color..the composition.

  6. This is SO November. I – too – have been finding that the only colors are browns and blues. Love the horizontal banding of color..the composition.

  7. Back East, we used to say “NOflower, NOsun, NOvember.” Those last few days before snow starts are very bleak. This photo makes it seem attractive and crisp, though!

  8. Back East, we used to say “NOflower, NOsun, NOvember.” Those last few days before snow starts are very bleak. This photo makes it seem attractive and crisp, though!

  9. This is a nice capture though of the brown straight grass and reaching naked trees in the blue sky. The brown here in Kansas has deepened into burnt sienna and reds. And I wondered yesterday while out shooting the November landscape if there could be an art to the November look in its starkness laid bare. And that is why I really like the shot you have here. I am looking forward to snow that will stick! 🙂

  10. This is a nice capture though of the brown straight grass and reaching naked trees in the blue sky. The brown here in Kansas has deepened into burnt sienna and reds. And I wondered yesterday while out shooting the November landscape if there could be an art to the November look in its starkness laid bare. And that is why I really like the shot you have here. I am looking forward to snow that will stick! 🙂

  11. I enjoyed the photo. I like the starkness of this season and best of all ski season follows Autumn.

  12. I enjoyed the photo. I like the starkness of this season and best of all ski season follows Autumn.

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