Our True Colors?

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” ~Albert Camus

Mitch Teemley

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I love to see the leaves change color in autumn, don’t you?

Except that it’s a myth. Leaves don’t change color.

My wife and I often walk in the woods. We’re blessed to live near Mount Airy Forest in Cincinnati, the oldest “urban forest” in the U.S., and what we’ve learned (as transplants from Southern California) is that those shimmery yellows, oranger-than-a-pumpkin oranges, and sunset reds are actually the leaves’ true colors.

And, oh, how beautiful they make the world!

All that green?  It’s just a cheery chlorophyll veneer. But when the cold “snaps,” the chlorophyll rushes down to hide amongst the roots, and the leaves’ true colors become visible. It’s then that we see how beautiful—and unique—each leaf truly is. Though, sadly, some are burnt by the sun, or turn bitter-brittle when the chlorophyll abandons them.

I pray that as we reach the…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to Our True Colors?

  1. I am originally from Massachusetts where the autumn leaves are spectacular. I miss it.

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  2. harrietday98 says:

    Lovely post! I love the Autumn leaves, so beautiful. I did a similar post on Autumn a while back, check it out 🙂

    https://harrietday.wordpress.com/

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  3. Veena says:

    Thanks .I have always admired the autumn leaves but never thought like that .

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