Sunday, March 04, 2007

Withered Leaves - Sunday Morning

Grey, grey and more grey. . . . Land and sky and trees are grey in March, shades ranging from a light shimmering silver to smoke, bleached grey-rose and murky taupe. On my rambles, eyes, camera and telephoto lens are constantly scanning horizons, rivers and hedgerows for the tiniest scrap of colour - any colour at all which is not grey.

Who would have thought that there would be so many synonyms for a word which is the very essence of modesty, restraint and slowly wandering understatement?

ashen, blah, bleak, bleary, blurred, boring, caliginous, characterless, cheerless, cloudy, cinereal, colorless, dappled, dark, dim, desolate, dingy, drab, dreary, dismal, dry, dull, dusky, dusty, faded, faint, filmy, flat, foggy, fuzzy, gloomy, grizzled, grungy, heather, hoary, indistinct, insipid, iron, lackluster, leaden, lightless, lowering, lusterless, mat, misty, monotoned, monotonous, mousy, muddy, murky, muted, nebulous, neutral, obscure, opaque, oppressive, overcast, oyster, pale, pearly, poorly lit, rundown, same, sere, shabby, shaded, shadowy, silvered, silvery, slate, smoggy, smoky, somber, stone, sullied, tarnished, tenebrous, turbid, unchanging, unclear, unilluminated, uninspired, vague, vapid, vaporous, weak


Suzie Ridler said...

Oh they look so cold and tired from hanging on, don't they? Lets hope the ground hog was right this year so your landscape can warm up and begin again.

Anonymous said...

We are at about the tag end of the winter in Missouri. Everything looks so exhausted and weary that it sometimes seems that spring just won't ever come.