somewhere between late late fall and early early winter
these are leaves in late autumn, dried and crushed, and so they represent quite accurately “fall color,” even if we prefer to attribute colors like bright yellow, flame orange, and rust red to the ideal fall color of our nostalgic thoughts. it is still fall here in the languedoc, although it is late fall, and not all the leaves are still clinging to their branches. on the other hand there are trees, like olives and eucalyptus, that keep their leaves all winter long, even though they look like deciduous trees to someone from minnesota. which is a long way of saying that, in week two of december in this very specific corner of france, fall color means these colors. in a week, they will be different. a week ago they were different. this is reason #783 that i love the dailiness of still blog, and hope you do too.
crushed leaves of late autumn in languedoc