view of driving on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago in the rain
Driving towards downtown Chicago recently

It seems like all the color is gone now outside, and days like the one in my photo here are more prevalent. Thus, the color for December’s exercise is gray.

For the uninitiated, the idea here is to come up with ways to evoke gray 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 brown, orange, red, green, pink, blue, and yellow.

Since you all did such a great job in coming up with shades of brown, I shall just tip you off again with a few words for gray, and see what else you can contribute: