Sunday, February 6, 2011

Red Oak Leaves

Oak leaves

Wheeler Lake

Taken long ago, this photo of red oak leaves dangling before the winds took them away still captivates. The sun shining through makes them catch on fire.

As a child, I would lie in the grass in our backyard and place my hands between me and the sun, marveling at the red that traveled my fingers.

Closing my eyes on the beach the inside of my eyelids are red.

Red. Deep, jeweled red.

Merlot, claret, burgundy wines with their smokey flavors glowing captivatingly in clear stemmed glasses. Red.

Red embers of a bonfire; the red tip of a burning stick writing names in the darkness.

Deep red, oil paint red, garnet red, the red of berries shouting in a white landscape.

My favorite color.

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trav4adventures said...

Oh, how pretty! Have you ever been to Oak Creek Canyon, in Arizona? Actually, we are up in Idyllwild, CA and Iound some dried, brown oak leaves and took some pics yesterday!

John S. Mead said...

Great leaves.... given the nasty winter storms here in Dallas lately I'm happy to see a reminder of autumn and its beauty. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I love the back lighting. It makes those oak leaves glow so beautifully. And I really enjoyed your prose too. Beautiful post!

Julie Magers Soulen Photography

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful tribute to Red.

Eve said...

Such a beautiful color in nature! Thanks Deb!

trav4adventures said...

Please stop by my blog and pick up an award! :-)
~~Cheryl Ann~~

tattytiara said...

Oh aren't they gorgeously vivid indeed.

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Your words have inspired me to look for such life in colors during my day today. Such a creative and 'colorful' post;-) Really beautiful, Debbie!


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