Have with relief cancelled finger surgery next week. The blob on the right index finger is unsightly, but I can't face four days of full-time work-plus on no anti-inflammatories. Last time I did this I was five pounds lighter, and still limped dismally up and down stairs for that week.
Have often tried to precise the yellow-brown-gold colour that leaves go in November. The names that occurred to me (umber, burnt sienna, old gold) are all belied by wikipedia (unless my monitor's colours are off.) But one shade seems to hit it right on the head: turmeric.