“The Fall Colors”

What is Fall?
The season autumn is called Fall in the United States because leaves fall from the trees at this time of year. Fall is the period between the autumnal equinox (day and night equal in length) on September 22 or 23, and the winter solstice (year’s shortest day) on December 21 or 22. The concept of Fall in North America and Europe, is deeply connected with the harvesting of crops; in many cultures Fall months have been marked by rites and festivals revolving around the season’s importance in food production and the preparation for Winter. Nowadays, some of these rites have become part of popular culture and developed into festivities such as Halloween.

Fall colors and how they stimulate our senses:

During fall, nature stimulates our vision by surrounding us with landscapes of warm tones, from the darkest brown and dark green to the most intense orange and yellow, passing through almost all shades of red.

Fall also suggestively influences our sense of smell: think of the scent of undergrowth after a storm, the taste of chestnuts, mushrooms, pumpkins, the wonderful colors of the woods that are preparing for the winter rest.

The main colors of this season are red, yellow, and orange, warm colors often.

Fall Color – Red
Red, with its many shades, from purple to vermilion, from burgundy to scarlet, is perhaps the main color of autumn. It is found in the leaves still on the trees, on those already fallen, or in some typical fruits of the season such as the pomegranate.

Fall color - Yellow
Fall offers shades of intense and warm yellow, such as amber, or strong and bold, such as mustard or citrine, but never too bright.

Fall color - Orange
Its duller shades give a sense of calm and welcoming, while the brighter shades make the environment sparkling and energetic. Orange is the color of all Halloween celebrations and influences few Halloween costumes.

Each state will experience its own unique view of fall. While many people associate watching the leaves change in Northeast of USA, there are plenty of places to see the stunning seasonal views throughout the country. Classic leafy views in Maine, New Hampshire, Michigan and New York are always a great go-to.

Although it is epic to see in the fall, it is also a nice drive to take during the winter, spring, or summer for a different perspective of this iconic roadway.

Goodbye summer, Welcome Fall…………

Retrieving His Master's Voice....(M.S.Gopalakrishnan.)