Winter seems a long way away. So does spring and summer. But there is still a lot of color in the forest. Standing dry beach grass still display rich browns and tans. Each network of blueberry twigs is a deep maroon. Then there are the spruce and hemlock trees. They will be green all winter, as will be the forest floor moss. Fall is a time for quiet colors, not the monochromatic palette of the tundra in late fall.