You may not know this…
but once, a while ago, before Earth was all practical & proper, her colors were kept by a wizard who knew exactly how to place them all across Earth’s lovely face. He kept special pots for the blues of her waters & skies, bright pinks, yellows, & purples for her flowers, & some extra-large pots of the greens for her plants & the leaves of her trees. Being a wondrous wizard, he used his skills & pots to paint Earth in her amazingly beautiful way. Things looked all-together great & Earth was happy.
Alas this wizard had a bit of a weakness when it came to spirits, especially the kind you find at places like Short’s ( www.shortsbrewing.com) , the Jolly Pumpkin, (www.thejollypumpkin,com) , or North Peak (www.northpeak.net) . He was always very careful to lock away his pots when he went after his pints. But as you might have guessed, one night he forgot to be careful & so the pots of paint were not locked up.
This wizard, being a gregarious sort of character went out for a pint & was casually convinced to indulge in several more. Being in such a joyous mood when he returned home he grabbed his brushes & decided to give beautiful Earth a bit of a touch up. If you’d like to see the result…keep scrolling!
Obviously the results were disastrous & at first Earth was outraged! How could she ever show her face again? She ranted & raved while the wizard nursed a mysterious headache. But being the gentle Mother Earth that she was & still is, she finally relented & began to see the humor in it all & to even enjoy her new look. The wizard of course apologized profusely & promised to correct the error immediately. He whisked the leaves away & spent the winter painting all her leaves green again.
But Earth had the last laugh. She decided that each year, she would remind the wizard of his foolishness…& that my fine friends is why the leaves turn colors every fall.