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Thankful for the Colors of Fall

Updated on November 27, 2011

Colors of fall used in this fall flower arrangement.

I made this fall arrangement for Thanksgiving.
I made this fall arrangement for Thanksgiving. | Source

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

Fall brings rich hues plucked from the earth—red, brown, orange, yellow, amber, ochre and all the colors in between. It’s quite nature’s way of easing us into the cold of winter—like a martini before the main course or the preview to the main show. A teaser of sorts and we—the willingly partakers of nature’s show.

Of the many things I’m thankful for this fall season—colors play a main part. Rich hues sneak in on fruits, vegetables, the trees lining the street or the lake and the offerings of fall flowers. The festive colors inspire and warm our hearts, so here are some thoughts on the colors of fall.

All the pictures are mine except the last two. They belong to Movie Master, a wonderful hubber who excels in photography, humor and all things beautiful.

Protea's beauty shines.
Protea's beauty shines. | Source

Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.~ Faith Baldwin

A fiery torch of red

The glow of autumn’s pride

The hues of red rises

A lift,

A touch,

A stirring in the heart.


Autum, the year's last, loveliest smile ~ William Cullen

A golden mob of hair

Rises above

The spikes

The bore of green and the mundane

No more when crowned

With the cream of flair.


Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence

Whimsical and red

Leaves that glow in the sun

And whisper in the air

The burst of color

Like a joyous choir

Enough to set

The heart

On fire.


Swinging on delicate hinges the autumn leaf almost off the stem.~Jack Kerouac

Shades of autumn sit well

On leaves embolden

To rage against the cold

That sneaks in so seamlessly

Leaving summer’s bliss

In its trail


There’s no turning back.

So, what are we waiting for? Revel in the season of autumnal colors and let the dancing begins.

More Autumn quotes to ponder:

I sit quietly, listening to the falling leaves - A lonely hut, a life of renunciation. The past has faded, things are no longer remembered, My sleeve is wet with tears.~Ryokan

You like it under the trees in autumn, because everything is half dead. The wind moves like a cripple among the leaves and repeats words without menaing. ~Wallace Stevens

Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.~Robert Browning

October gave a party; The leaves by hundreds came - The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples, And leaves of every name. The Sunshine spread a carpet, And everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band. ~ George Cooper

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    anglnwu 5 years ago

    Thanks, Bong Santos, for your kind comments.

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    Jobb Gosamo 5 years ago from Philippines

    Fall, my favorite season, colors explode in seemingly helter-skelter shades. Just gorgeous.

    Your poem captured the effervescence of the season. Lovely piece

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    anglnwu 5 years ago

    Always good to hear from you, frogyfish. Glad you liked it.

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    frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

    Shades of Autumn...beautiful pictures and words. Loved your expressive poetry!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, Rtalloni, I know there are many exotic flowers in the tropics that we don't find here. The arrangement will be interesting. Thanks for dropping by to comment. Always happy to hear from you.

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    RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

    The fall season comes and goes so quickly--thanks for a beautiful look at it through your verse and photos that will last throughout the year. I love the tropics and I imagine that your Thanksgiving arrangement would perfectly suit a tropical Thanksgiving table!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    tarajeyaram, I love nature too. Glad you enjoyed it:)

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    tarajeyaram 6 years ago from Wonderland

    Simply beautiful! I love nature and her colors. Fall colors are so beautiful. Voted up!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thank you, V Qisya!

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    V Qisya 6 years ago

    Lovely! I loved it! Voted up ;D

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, sunkentreasure.

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    God is amazing

    He chooses every baby's DNA and blood type

    He puts every star in place to float in the sky

    He creates every fingerprint with a rare design

    He makes an egg to burst open with life.

    God is great

    He selects all the love-songs for every bird to sing

    He makes broken bones mend

    He gives every flower its specific perfume

    He cares for seeds and they turn to fruit.

    God is awesome

    He tells the seasons when to change

    He gives us air so we can breathe

    He feeds multitudes of living organisms on our planet

    He waters fields of green carpets with morning dew.

    Every leaf is a marvel of God's genius

    Every baby is filled with God's love

    There is nothing in this world more precious

    than the beautiful kindness of God.

    © Bernard Levine

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, Dextor, for your encouraging comments. Always good to hear from you and yes, Movie Master is just a wonderful person.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thanks, Movie Master, glad you like the Thanksgiving arrangmement. Again, thanks for loading me the pictures and I appreciate your comments as always:)

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Haha, Arlene, and how was your shopping today? I know crowds have a way of frazzling our nerves. Glad to see you here and thanks for the vote up.

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    Dexter Yarbrough 6 years ago from United States

    Hi Anglnwu! This was such a beautiful hub with fabulous photos (including those from my friend Movie Master) and wonderful words! Voted up, up and away!

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    Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

    Your thanksgiving arrangement is just awesome anginwu!

    Your beautiful poems fit the pictures perfectly.

    I love the quote by Albert Camus.

    Absolutely fabulous hub, what a privilege to be included thank you.

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    Arlene V. Poma 6 years ago

    Very peaceful Hub, angin. I will remember it as I face the shoppers this morning. I do enjoy the poetry and the fall colors because the are perfect mix. Voted up!

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Haha, Om, maybe, I should include that in my profile: flower whisperer. Think that boost my credibility? And by the way, tell Steve ( i believe that's your bf's name...also my husband's name) to hurry up already. I'm dying to make your wedding bouquet. Thanks--always good to see you.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Thank you , Richira!

    WannaB Writer, everyone seems to like the Cooper quote. I do too--it's so playful. Good luck on your photo essay and thanks for dropping by.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    Lady E. always good to hear from you. Glad you liked it.

    Prasetio, you're such a wonderful friend and I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for the rate up.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    koffeeKlatch, I agree--Coopper's quote is just so playful--makes us want to dance. Thanks for dropping by with your comments.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    So good to see you here, Amber Allen. I appreciate your encouraging comments:)

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    moiragallaga, thanks for commenting. I agree-Camus said it beautifully.

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    anglnwu 6 years ago

    snakeslane, so happy to see you hear. It always makes me happy to have the queen of poetry visits. Thank you so much.

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    Om Paramapoonya 6 years ago

    Hello, my dear flower whisperer. Your Thanksgiving floral arrangement is super cute. I wish we lived closer to each other so I could bug you to make me a wedding bouquet! haha :)

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    Barbara Radisavljevic 6 years ago from Templeton, CA

    I, too, loved the Cooper quote. It would be hard to describe autumn better. I've been out taking pictures for a new photo essay today with a slightly different theme. But I won't be writing a lovely poem to go with my pictures as you did. Voted up, beautiful, and awesome.

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    Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

    Beautiful colors and pictures...refreshing indeed!

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    prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

    This was so beautiful hub. I love all the color which was created by nature and the flowers have this one. Thank you very much. Rated up!


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    Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

    They are beautiful colours.

    I enjoyed the poem too - Refreshing..... Thanks.

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    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Beautiful poem and pictures. The quote by George Cooper is wonderfully playful.

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    Amber Allen 6 years ago

    Hi anginwu

    This is a lovely hub. The poem is complimented by the photos and quotes that you've chosen.


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    Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

    Beautiful anglwnu, both in verse and in image. Love the quote by Camus and what a great way to start off your hub, sets the tone accordingly.

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    Verlie Burroughs 6 years ago from Canada

    This poem and photo Hub is so bright and cheery, good job anglnwu!