Sunday, October 23, 2011

Autumn Bench Sitter

When we speak of autumn colors, visions of a whole range of oranges, reds and yellows come to mind. But really, it is only the eastern half of the United States, and parts of Canada, that enjoys the ushering in of winter with such a multi-hued spectacle. In Europe, shades of yellow reign in the fall. I took this photo one fine morning in Brussels, when most of the trees had given themselves over to gold. A man sat and watched the leaves swirl around him. The sun came and went. The leaves alternated between glowing brilliance and mellow subtlety. I did not miss the other colors. The yellows were enough.