Eren’s post on the colors of Coastal Maine struck a chord with me. With every year I fall more and more in love with the colors of the Jersey Shore. The sandy beiges, the blues of the sea and sky… Yummy. But I remember last May, after spending five days in Ocean City, I was struck with just how green it is in my own back yard. There’s very little green at the beach. As much as the colors of the sea call to me, I think I’d miss green terribly if I were to move to the shore.
The sad truth, though, is that the greenery isn’t lush for very long around here. Before long, it’s fall.
Fall has a beauty all it’s own. I love that too, but it is even more fleeting than the greens of summer.
Sooner than I’d like, we’re looking at six months of gray. It gets old fast.
But the beach? Pretty much still beige and blue. It’s timeless.
I have no idea where I’m going with this. I was just struck by the idea that every region has a palette. And some regions, like mine, have a different palette for every season.
I played with Big Huge Labs’ Color Palette Generator for this post, in case you wanted to try it, too. What are the colors of your neighborhood?
P.S. I’ve been tweaking again. New sharing options at the bottom of each post, as well as one of those ubiquitous LinkWithin widgets (although, I have yet to get it to work for some reason). If you find you miss the old text-based “This Day in Blog History” or “This Topic in Blog History” or the ShareThis widget, let me know. I can always bring them back, if anyone was actually using them (or if LinkWithin doesn’t start working soon)!