Welcome to the November monthly color challenge! This month’s color is “ruby wine.” Think rich burgundies, deep red fall leaves and loads of florals, food, maroon automobiles, animals… well the list is endless. This image shows the color that heads toward the brownish-red part of the spectrum but any color that is close will do!
I have included in my images the last of the autumn leaves as well as other ruby-wine images to inspire you.
“Mother nature colors the season of dying with such beauty; I think she was very wise.”D. Wallace Peach, Blogger & Author
About that quote from Diana…she left that comment on my post from last week (trees and leaves) and her words inspired me to use them as a quote (with her permission).
Here are a few more images of Autumn’s blush. I have quite a few images of my Japanese Maple that stayed behind in my former house in Sacramento.
There is Silence in Late Autumn
Last week I commented on Marsha’s WQWWC/Sunday Stills post about the experience of “listening” to the silence of falling leaves. In that same silence, I love hearing the crisp leaves skittering across the street with a whiff of wind, knowing that fall was either near or at its end.
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like Silence, listening to Silence.”Thomas Hood
Early this week, we had some morning frost that lasted until noon. The young manager of the nursery/farm down the street offered to get our trees and plant them as a thank you for all the volunteering we did at the Fall Festival in October. He planted two maples, 3 quaking aspen, and one ash. The willow and dogwood are on their way. Trees were planted Tuesday; frost on Wednesday and snow on Thursday! He assures me that the trees are well-insulated and will thrive and grow in their dormant state. The last maple leaves put on a show!
And THIS happened Thursday, overnight! There is something so quiet and silent about a snow-covered earth.
Textures of Ruby Wine
This time last year we were packing and saying goodbye to my former home in Sacramento. For the real estate photographer, I dressed her up for the prom, with this image of the main bedroom.
Some more colors to inspire you, here in linens and decoration.
Do you drink wine? I do so occasionally but prefer white or rosé. I poured this glass pictured just for this challenge, for photograph purposes of course.
I thought this quote fit the bill…
Burgundy makes you think of silly things; Bordeaux makes you talk about them, and Champagne makes you do them.Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
Photo Challenges this Week
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to try to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Silence
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Dawn’s Festival of Leaves
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Jude’s Life in Color: Black or Gray
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post. I also recommend adding your post’s URL into the comments.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Use hashtag #SundayStills for sharing on social media.
Bloggers’ Leafy Links
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are the last week’s links from bloggers who shared their favorite leaves and trees! Welcome three new folks to the Sunday Stills family!
Easin’ Along Image shared in comments
Hugh’s Views and News Image in Comments
NEW Just Blue Dutch
NEW My Camera and I
Retirement Reflections Image shared on Instagram
I hope you enjoyed drinking in these rich rubywine colors today. Join me next week when we get “cozy,” then the first Sunday of December is Christmas song lyric photo challenge. I may be a little slow on approving your linked posts on Sunday…please bear with me as I am chasing eagles at Lake Couer D’Alene in Idaho this morning! If you celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, I wish you a wonderful time gathering with friends and family.
Have a beautiful week!
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