14 Apr '12, 10am

Green Blog: Meditation on the Colors of Nature

Bark is not really brown. Is that obvious? It didn’t occur to me until our year in the woods . Leaves are not green. Sun is not yellow. Water is not blue. Susannah Hopkins Leisher The woodland road I walked down earlier this week, trying to stretch my arthritic legs before starting school for the day, is not the brown-crayon scribble my kids might have drawn as toddlers. Night had left the thinnest skim of ice through the forest, and where the spring morning sun caught it, the road burned silver. Not many leaves are left, at winter’s end, but I thought back to the fall, when we were living down on the lake. Are leaves really green? I spent hours in the fall snapping photos of leaves in every color but blue. Of course, that’s easy in New England, but even so—it’s not all candy-pink, tangerine, yellow, and apple-red. There was the pile of chartreuse leaves curled dry and dyi...

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Bark is not really brown. Is that obvious? It didn’t occur to me until our year in the woods . Leaves are not green. Sun i...

Meditation on the Colors of Nature

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Bark is not really brown. Is that obvious? It didn’t occur to me until our year in the woods . Leaves are not green. Sun i...

Meditation on the Colors of Nature

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