Minty Cool, Ruggedly Handsome Winter Palette December 21 2014

Now comes winter, and the dogwoods are tired. It's the time when the Color Dial gets turned down low but the Sparse-and-Angular Dial is cranked high, all the way up to 11. I love the world-wise, been-around-the-block kind of beauty** in these stems and dried berries. 

I picked them up to bring home, along with this minty-green autumn leaf already in my hand.  

              

** Wabi-sabi