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Autumn Leaves

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

A while back I sorted through my autumn box of fabrics and this was the color mix that I chose.

"The word autumn /ˈɔːtəm/ is derived from Latin autumnus, archaic auctumnus, possibly from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and has within it connotations of the passing of the year.[14] Alternative etymologies include Proto-Indo-European *h₃ewǵ- (“cold”) or *h₂sows- (“dry”).[15]

After the Roman era, the word continued to be used as the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French) or autumpne in Middle English,[16] and was later normalised to the original Latin. In the Medieval period, there are rare examples of its use as early as the 12th century, but by the 16th century, it was in common use.

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season, as it is common in other West Germanic languages to this day (cf. Dutch herfst, German Herbst and Scots hairst). However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns, the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season.[17][18]."

Autumn colors
Autumn colors



An autumn color palette - Russet, amber, auburn, crimson, scarlet, maroon, chocolate, brown, pumpkin, orange, rust, brick-red, cinnabar, eggplant, wood, olive and moss

Autumn Landscape
Autumn Landscape

"The falling leaves drift by my window

The falling leaves Of red and gold"

Autumn Leaves - Johnny Mercer

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