Outdoor Color Schemes

I recently escaped to the incredible sand and wide blue skies of the Dominican Republic for a few days.  The colors made me wonder: as our Chicago winter approaches, skies graying and trees becoming barren, how come the recent colors in the trees were so warm and welcoming

while the island shades were cool and relaxing?

Wind.

Opposites of reality? The orange-red-yellow here warning us of the frigid air coming, the blue-green-beige in Punta Cana keeping us refreshed on the beach? Food for thought. C

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