Monday, September 29, 2008

Of apple butter and autumn-colored yarn

As September draws to a crisp, cool close, I’m happily overwhelmed by the rich colors of the season. From the pale green and red painted leaves—just starting to turn—to the glossy, deep brown of my apple butter, neatly contained in timeless glass jars with brassy-colored rims . . . these are my comfort colors.

Rich reddish-brown chestnuts with blackened ends scattered across a grey sidewalk—

The deep, vibrant coppers, teals, and browns of the chunky, hand-painted yarn I’m using to knit a baby blanket—

The quilted brown of my bedspread, next to the creams and whites of our bedroom carpet and curtains, against the dusky green of our walls—

The glossy, almost waxy orange of my solitary $1 pumpkin against the creamy tan of butternuts ready to be roasted and eaten—

These are a few of my favorite [fall] things.

5 comments:

katie lynn said...

Adjectively wonderful, Dulci.

Emma said...

I really like your yarn choice.

Dulcimer Hope Brubaker said...

Thanks! Surprisingly, it was pretty economical, too (probably because it's acrylic).

brannabee said...

dulciminatorially superlative, this one. beautiful, favorite colors can only be answered with one of two things:
a camera
paints and paper.

can we please paint next time we're afforded the pleasantness of together?

Dulcimer Hope Brubaker said...

Definitely! I can't wait!