Autumn Tree and Leaves Sketch

It’s here! It’s finally here, my favorite season EVER…Autumn!

Good things happen in autumn. My favorites are; the blazing colors, the way the earth smells sweet from decaying leaves, cooler temperatures, and hearing leaves rustle around. I LOVE IT!

Here is what I am noticing in September…

Autumn Leaves and a Berry Sketch

Autumn Leaves and a Berry Sketch

Do me a favor, when you find an autumn leaf on the ground, pick it up and smell it. It’s OK if you don’t want someone to see you…just hide behind a tree. The expired leaf produces an aroma that cannot be matched. You have to experience it. In your lifetime, you must experience this. God packages blessings in small gifts sometimes. I’m claiming this gift.

Speaking of autumn leaves, do you know why the leaves change colors in autumn? It’s not because of the cooler temperatures, but because the earth is tilting on its axis and getting further from the sun resulting in longer nights and shorter days. Chlorophyll production (the stuff in plants which gives it a green color), breaks down and eventually stops and the leaf’s other pigments (carotenoids) are revealed. Just beautiful.

Autumn Tree Sketch

Autumn Tree Sketch

I did this sketch yesterday. I really prefer a cloudy day in autumn than a sunny one…really. The next time you encounter a cloudy day in autumn, notice how strong the colors in the trees pop out. They are just brilliant and amazing.

Go out and enjoy this time of year, it doesn’t last long.

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6 responses to “Autumn Tree and Leaves Sketch

  1. The leaf sketch is very good Chris

  2. Well….we certainly have to put the leaf and berry in our upcoming new book! 🙂

  3. Neelima: Thank you!

    Alan: Oh yes..I agree. 😉 Thanks!

  4. I love the autumn season for the reason that I arrived in Chicago, autumn of 2006.

    I had my first step on the grounds of America, in Chicago as an immigrant, October 15, 2006 and I chronicled my arrival on my poetry, and painting and is part of my Art Portfolio.

    Here’s the link.

    http://jeques.wordpress.com/jequess-portfolio/

    I wish you well.

    ~ Jeques

  5. In a similar vein, there’s nothing like an autumn forest after a rain (for smell OR appearance.)

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