UW-WC Professors Co-Author Book “Rainbows in Fall Colors”


Two UW-Washington County (UW-WC) educators with more than 80 combined years of teaching experience have recently published a book titled, “Rainbows in Fall Colors.”

A passion for photography led Lyle Morrison and his wife Gayle, to compile and document over 300 brilliantly colored photographs, used to illustrate the variety of fall colors. The majority of photos in the book were taken in and around West Bend.  Area residents may recognize many familiar scenes, with photos taken in Regner Park, Ridge Run Park, Sandy Knoll Park, LawLawrann Conservancy, the Holy Hill area and throughout the city.

Collaborating on the book with the Morrison’s was Dr. Toye Ekunsanmi, Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-WC. The two met monthly for the past two years, with Ekunsanmi adding scientific information relating to the photos. The result is a fun look as to why leaves change colors and why they have colors. A simple scientific explanation of color is included along with some of the advantages of color to living things is explored.

The e-book, Rainbows in Fall Colors, is available through Amazon for download on a Kindle or other table type device.


Sue Bausch