Thursday, October 9, 2008
On our way home from cartooning class today, the kids and I stopped for a moment to admire the local color. The lighting was just right, not too bright, slightly overcast, some blue sky = brilliant color. Autumn in Maine is breathtaking and fleeting, so it's important to capture these moments, however brief, however strongly our bellies are grumbling for lunch, just stop. Pick up a leaf, save it for the nature table, take a picture, breathe deeply. And look. Observe. Pay attention. Let your eyes rest on the green giving over to red not in any crayon box. Really think about that--wow, red not in a crayon box. Red only imagined by leaves. Absorb the rare colors we forget exist until this very moment, when the leaves lift their green veils. Ah. Yes. Now I remember. Those colors.