The one-note samba
Green leaves are doubtless handsome in their season, but now that we behold these ripe ones, we are inclined to think that the former are handsome somewhat as green fruits are, as green apples and melons. It would give our eyes the dysentery to look only on green leaves always. At this season each leaf becomes a laboratory in which the fairest and brightest colors are compounded. - Journal of Henry David Thoreau, October 20, 1858.
I spent a few days in the Eastern Sierra last week. Fall color was at its peak, providing an abundance of color, but also a certain monotony since most of the autumn leaves were of the yellow variety. The color palette may have been limited, but the photo possibilities were endless. There’s nothing quite like the ripeness of autumn!
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