indigo oak leaves


A couple of weeks ago, I posted a set of photos showing a range of colors that can be seen in the fall foliage of my neighborhood. My wise and astute friend Magpie chastised me for leaving out part of the spectrum:

Red, orange, yellow, green, BLUE, INDIGO, violet. That is, you’re missing two. :)

It was a tough order, but I think I found some indigo leaves in a photo taken a year ago today. While the leaves in front are of a more expected rusty orange hue, the leaves showing up behind them appear to be a of a deep indigo. (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Maybe.)

5 responses to “indigo oak leaves

  1. Ha! :) very clever!

  2. You are clever, my dear.

  3. This makes my painter’s eyes very, very happy, I think because we don’t normally think of shadows as having a color and yet you’ve given these a very good one. :)

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