Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Grounded . . .

Remember I told you last week that I'd been frustrated in my search for a top of a certain muted colour . . .
I went out with my camera in the sunshine yesterday looking for it and for any of its buddies . . .
Camel and grey are in all the fashion mags this year, but every Fall I admire the earthtones that inspire those style shoots . . .
Mushrooms, fallen fir leaves and cedar boughs, arbutus trunks. . .
mud puddles . . .
I walk with my head down. . .
studying the play of these colours,
the infinitude of their shades, beyond the possibilities of any paint chips,
Several more rain storms down the week, or the month, and all the vegetative matter will be pummelled into a slurry whose colours become less distinct, more reflective of the clouds
But for now, seduced by the Fall palette, I'll be looking down at the ground . . .

8 comments:

  1. Remember, you are a talented nature photographer, and those boots are amazing! way to go, Mater!

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  2. They're called 'earth tones' for reason! Such calm, restorative beauty. Thanks!

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  3. I love those colors too. That top mushroom looks like someone took a bite.

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  4. Very, very beautiful. And I want to purchase a jacket in a color called "Mud Puddle."

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  5. Glad you all enjoyed the photos -- I know I enjoyed getting out and taking them!

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  6. Do you not sometimes wish you could procure those coloured fabrics and make a collection of outfits tailor made? I do sometimes.
    The times I see a great shaped dress or cardie but in a grim colour I have lost count of. These would be great on your mood board.

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  7. Imagine! That would be great! There are few colours in the fall palette I can wear, but to be able to pluck out precisely the ones I want and say, there, I'll have six metres of a fine wool crepe, another two and a half in silk jersey . . .

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