One Word Photo Challenge: Taupe

Redbud tree seedpods

Redbud tree seedpods

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Taupe: Tan, brownish grey or greyish brown; 

Khaki?

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Not my favorite color, but sadly, much of our garden fades to taupe in winter.

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This is the dried out husky color of dead grasses.

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The bleached left-over color of fallen leaves and dried seed pods. 

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It is the background, the default; Nature’s neutral. 

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It cloaks the marshes and carpets the forest floor. 

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We distract ourselves in December with pine green, berry red, cone brown. 

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We gild it all with frost and snow. 

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But Taupe is patiently waiting. 

It’s death-mask tranquility will still greet us

in January, February, March. 

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Beaten by rain, blown by wind, bleached by sun, rotted by time;

Taupe will not  surrender

Until it is overpowered with fresh spring green growth.

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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With Appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells for her

One Word Photo Challenge:  Taupe

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “One Word Photo Challenge: Taupe

  1. Beautiful post. I love how you call it “nature’s neutral.”
    I’m glad I came to look for your taupe post – I figured you’d made one, and even see that you linked back, but for some reason I haven’t been seeing ping-backs from your blog. I don’t think there’s much you or I can really do about it, but I just wanted you to know that I haven’t forgotten about you 🙂

    • Thank you, Jenny. And thank you for coming to look for it. I believe I even sent you a link in a comment this week, knowing that pingbacks are no longer reliable. A WP problem I hope they can get worked out. I haven’t gotten a pingback to work for the Daily Posts weekly photo challenge for weeks now. Best wishes for a great weekend, WG

  2. Definitely my least favorite color in the landscape. Although it is pretty in the patches of sycamore and stewartia. The color I associate with November before our world becomes white!

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