“Autumn in the Country”

I hope that everyone has been enjoying a beautiful fall season so far! For those of you on the other side of the world I hope spring is off to a lovely start!

For the most part in my area of the country Β the fall color has started to fade. I think that I captured as many memories and images as I could, hopefully enough to last me through till next autumn! πŸ˜‰

This year for some reason seems to have had more than it’s usual share of dark cloudy days with rain and lots of wind too. I try not to let the weather hinder me from going out and enjoying whatever is thrown my way, at least most of the time.

As for these images below. One of them was taken recently, of course on a dark cloudy day! This one happens to be at a local nature preserve. There were many gorgeous and huge maple trees, but the leaves on a smaller one really got my attention. The range of colors on just one tree, so close together on its branches is amazing to me. The wonders of the natural world!! A veritable kaleidoscope of colors!!

"Those Autumn Leaves"
“Those Autumn Leaves”

This next image was taken during a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Oh yes, it’s true, I seem to go there often and I love it!! The multitude of long country roads just waiting to be explored is amazing!!

I didn’t end up following this dirt road as far as it went, but long enough to enjoy the fall color all around me. The darkness of the grey sky with its drizzle every now and then didn’t put a damper on these colors for sure!

I had really wanted to make it out to the Porcupine Mountains in the far western part of the Upper Peninsula this autumn, but that just didn’t work out. I know there are so many amazing places to see there. I guess that will have to wait till another time.

Have you been able to get in all of your fall travel plans? Did things go as expected, or was the weather uncooperative? Tell me about what you’ve been up to during this glorious time of year!!

"Autumn in the Country"
“Autumn in the Country”

10 thoughts on ““Autumn in the Country”

    1. Thank you so much Edith! It’s just magical to drive around those dirt roads and find trails and hike a bit in all that amazing color! πŸ™‚

  1. Beautiful fall colors Rachel. My favorite time of the year too. Sorry for the absence but is has been a challenging month for me. Like the new look of the website.

  2. Superb colours Rachel, especially in that second image. What a wonderful drive that must be. Autumn seems to have been strangely disrupted. A very dry September saw a lot of leaves just drying up and dropping before any colour change occurred. October has been rather disappointing and then along came the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo, and that blasted the leaves off the trees. There are still pockets of colour, but they have to be searched for.

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