Another month has begun, so it’s time for another color list. The color for November will be brown as it seems a month rich with so many earthly things.

For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke brown without mentioning the color itself because one of the challenges in writing effective descriptions is getting the color just right. Each month on this blog we work on one color, so far we’ve done orange, red, green, pink, blue, and yellow.

My own list for brown is rather long, so I thought it would be fun to first hand the baton over to you, my readers, to see what you can come up with. So I’ll start with just a few words, and leave it to you to find nouns and adjectives that bring brown to mind. Here’s my start: