Thursday 7 October 2010

Pagan Eye: Leaves Red as Blood

Autumn might be stormy and wet, the night might be drawing in and it might be dark and cold when we get up in the morning, but I think the beautiful colours the leaves are turning more than make up for all that.

After three days of torrential rain and grey skies there was an afternoon of sunshine, so I just had to go for a walk in my local park - and it was beautiful. The blue sky was reflected in puddles left by the storm; droplets of water sparkled on the leaves and the silvery spider webs that seemed to be everywhere; and there were leaves of almost every colour to be seen.

Some trees were still mostly green, some leaves were gold, some were brown. Some were speckled with white, black or purple. But my favourite autumn colour is the blood red of the Virginia creeper that trails on fences and down the sides of houses. Red is the colour of fire and passion - just the thing to cheer one's spirits on a cold autumn day.

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