Saturday, November 12, 2011


This week for the Shades of Autumn Challenge the color is 'brown".  Although probably not my favorite color, it does have it's place amongst the golds, reds, oranges, and purples.  It is the color of dirt, and we wouldn't have those other brilliant leaf colors without "brown dirt".  Good rich, dark brown dirt.  Oh how I long for that in my garden.  Our "dirt" is really a pitiful shade of clay and rocks.  For me to have good dirt, I have to buy it. But again, I digress.  This week I did try to come up with some "brown" images, so here goes.......

 One of our local garden centers has a pen full of ducks and this one happens to be brown..... 

Those prickly weeds that stick to Toby on our walks..... 

And Toby, who just happens to be brown, standing next to a brown tree, on top of brown dirt.....
 A little vase filled with brown things.......
 Dried hydrangeas that I snip and bring in to decorate the Christmas Tree.....

I promise you these leaves were brown, I just added a little more brown tone to them.....
Linking up with........

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

"Someone once threw me a small, brown, hairy kiwi fruit, and I threw a wastebasket over it until it was dead."    ~   Erma Bombeck

The above quote really doesn't have much to do with this post except for the word "brown"....and I thought it was funny. 

Until next time......


  1. Deanna, I love your browns. You have such an eye for unusual, beautiful images!! I don't feel sorry for these browns, they're wonderful!!

  2. Dontcha just hate having to buy dirt? Or rocks? Love your photos.

  3. Beautiful photographs. Toby is cute. And a brown duck?

  4. Love the high key shot of the little vase. Toby is such a cute dog.

  5. i love that quote lol. and i love all your photos!

  6. all these browns are just lovely! i especially like the winston churchill quote and photo : )

  7. Very beautiful "Brown" display. I love those prickly weeds, and Toby is a sweetie.

  8. Awwww, pure gorgeousness! :)
    Lovely and so rich and warm!
    And Toby is so cute!
    Have a happy Sunday, thanks for sharing.

  9. Wonderful photos! all of them! I can't decide on a favourite though. I really like your new header!

  10. Who thought that brown could be so beautiful! Gorgeous photos, Deanna!

  11. I love the first, third and fifth shots! Thanks for joining us in the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge. I hope you'll be back again on Friday for our new theme, white. Have a great day!

  12. Really love that white vase. So simple and yet so stunning!


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