ABC Wednesday is this picture of Willow pausing, undecided, at the crossroads in the umbratic woods. Please don't take umbrage since there is so very little umber in the woods these days with the recent rains producing ubiquitous green as well as the need for an umbrella most days. Anticipating next week's ABC's is the light in the background above the vernal pond.
P.S. umber is another of those words morphing from describing the color of earth, dark or reddish brown, to an adjective meaning shady to another noun describing the state of taking offense, as in a dark mood?! And the etymology from the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin umbraticum, neuter of umbraticus of shade, from umbratus, past participle of umbrare to shade, from umbra shade, shadow; akin to Lithuanian unksmė shadow.
Once again thank you to ABC Wednesday crew for sending me searching for words to justify my posting a photo of Willow!