The beginning of September heralds the end of summer and the start of Autumn here in the northern hemisphere. This brings with it the promise of the bright reds, yellows and oranges of the season.
I have often wondered if there is a reason for the bright colors of Autumn. Red, orange and yellow are all warm colors. They vibrate with happiness and warm feelings. I wonder if their purpose is to gives us an overload for us to store away to recall during the dark, cold days of winter. Like a squirrel with acorns, we store away memories of those colors and the delicious feelings we had when seeing nature bathed in them.
We are fortunate that we can savor these colors in our homes long after they have left Mother Nature. As we start our way into the cooler months consider ways to bring these warm happy colors into your home. One way for me is the photograph of the path into the woods featured here. I look at it and can remember the walk, the warmth of the sun and the smells of Autumn all year long.