Today the air was warm and heavy with the promise of rainy season. The trees and grasses are brown after nearly a month without a drop of rain. This is a good topic for the month of October – Halloween and Fall colors in the northern hemisphere. Not a really good topic / or colors for this time of year in Nova Friburgo – really not good colors for anytime of year around here. The colors for here are reds, yellow, pink and purples.
But in the true spirit of our Shoot-out, I searched through my flowers archives and found these photos that had both Black and Orange …. disclaimer - neither one of the first two was taken in Friburgo – one was a new-year’s eve photo taken up into a tree in Macae, and the other out in front of a restaurant in Sicily, yes Italy and neither is even the right time of year. The last one is a caqui (persimmon) on one of our trees in the garden – taken around June as the leaves finally turn to fall colors here in the tropics.