THE ACTIVE SEASON ENDS AS IT BEGAN: with splashes of gold, as if to warm and reassure me. No, there are no Narcissus or winter aconite, like at the other end when things wake up (remember the gold springtime slideshow?), but even the humblest plants like Rosa rugosa (above) try to perk me up with last-ditch positive notes (my 2010 season-ending fall gold slideshow covers that). A tomato-red rose hip here and a golden leaf there helps, and right now, I’ll take it–along with a few more sunsets like the one last night, with just a little vein of gold:
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- Spring gold slideshow
- Fall gold slideshow