Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Beauties of Brown

                                                     Rich and totally of the earth.
Invoking memories and enriching new ones. There is a satisfying depth to brown. 
A realism pleasant, and full of meaning. Here are some of the things I love it for:

- Rich mud 
- Pinewood doors 
- Desert Sand 
- Light of the Western Stars (courtesy of that desert sand) 
- Glowing horse coats 
- The bookshelves my mother and father got before I was born (they are still so beautiful
- My mother –‘cause it is the color of her hair and as long as I can remember it has also been one of her favorite colors (the other is green
- Unbleached muffin liners 
- Winter pastures 
- Summer arms and faces 
- My brother’s work boots and guitars 
- The color of Jersey…and a lot of other cows, too 
- Amazon boxes 
- Real maple syrup (one of the tastiest substances eaten by man
- Smooth and shiny saddles 
- Brown-black bears (is there anything so cute?)
- The leather of my Bible covers 
- Brown paper packages—tied up with string (my favorite kind to give…and receive
- Pinecones 
- Forgotten and rusted horse shoes 
- Dr. William Stewart—in my LOTM—(he has—in both senses of the word—dusty brown curls
 -Speaking of dust. Dust. (It is the smell… the color… the feel of the West. Love it all.

                                          Brown. What does it mean to you?


  1. Lovely post, Eowyn! Brown has always been one of my favorite colors as well. It's so rich and quiet and earthy and country-ish. :)

    1. Natalie,
      It is funny, but though I have always liked brown it is only lately, when I have actually felt myself learning to notice little things more, that I have grown to love it. :)

  2. THE WEST. 'Nuff said. :-)

    Haha, and Amazon boxes! Loved that one.

    Brown is one of my favorite colors too, because it's so warm and earthy and happy. One of my favorite things to see are golden brown cornfields in fall, when the stalks are all dried up and the wind has blown them over. :-)

    Great post!


    1. Emma Jane,
      I don't know exactly how, but the West always seems to make its way into most anything terrific and lovely. :)

      Amazon boxes = jolly things. :)

      Oh, and cornfields! They really are perfectly beautiful and Tasha Tudor-ish.


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