Without this challenge, I never would have noticed how many beautiful shades of brown there are in nature. There are deep dark shades that border on black, rich sables, sensuous chocolates and mouth watering caramels. There are even shades that have just enough green that in the right light they look olive. Yes, this week I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty of brown…

Brown Leaves



Pile of Leaves


And, last but not least, this one of my pastor’s daughter with her grandfather… It wasn’t taken for this challenge but I absolutely love it.


How did you do with this week’s challenge?


Shades of Autumn Photo ChallengeThe Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge is hosted by Alicia at Project Alicia, Kristi at live and love…out loud and Rebecca at Bumbles & Light. There’s also a flickr group and a Pinterest board for those of you who are looking for some photographic inspiration…

The themes are:

7 ~ Green
14 ~ Yellow
21 ~ Orange
28 ~ Red

4 ~ Purple
11 ~ Brown
18 ~ White
25 ~ Shades of Autumn Finale

To participate:

Share your favorite images inspired by the Autumn shade of the week each Friday. Your image must contain at least 50% of the color of the week; the autumn shade should be the main focus of your photograph. Selective coloring is discouraged.

Images can either be linked through your Shades of Autumn blog post or to a picture on Flickr (please do not just link to your blog’s homepage). You can also add your pictures to the Shades of Autumn Flickr Group.

Don’t forget to hit the linky, it’ll be open from 12:01 AM Friday to 11:59 PM Wednesday, and grab the badge.