A Photo a Week: Brown

I once wrote an essay about brown (part of my series about colors). It maligns the color, however – actually things I personally associated with it – so I am not going to include it here. In fact, like in Nancy Merrill’s challenge A Photo a Week, I also associate brown with Thanksgiving. My first photo makes the connection clear. So here’s a photo essay celebrating the color brown!
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I really have nothing against brown – I actually like it. It is a prominent color in nature
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and our new house is brown (so was our old house).
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Brown has many manifestations – dark brown, light brown, sienna, reddish brown, etc. There are browns that are grayish and browns that blend nicely with green, as in nature.
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Many common things are brown:
Tree trunks can be brown.
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Wood from trees is usually brown and is used to make many things.
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Many rocks are brown. This rock has an ancient petroglyph carved by Native Americans that lived in New Mexico long ago.
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Rock/stone has been used in many buildings since time immemorial such as Karnak and other limestone monuments of ancient Egypt.
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Because of the prevalence of brown in nature, many animals are brown to conceal themselves from predators, such as this jackal resting in the grass in Tanzania.
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Some of my favorite articles of clothing are brown, and brown goes with just about any other color. I wear this brown necklace with several outfits.
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You won’t find brown on the color spectrum, however, because it is really a mixture of other colors. The colors provided by WordPress don’t include brown, so I am using what is called “burnt orange” as a substitute!

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