Autumn beauty. Take Two.

Autumn colors

 At this time of year, in the Upper Peninsula, we drive around almost awe-struck as the autumn colors unfurl in glorious reds and yellows and oranges.

I drove out to Plumbago Lake, near Alberta, this afternoon because, thank goodness, that hide-n-seek sun finally decided to appear.

There are at least fifty photos of brilliant leaves singing their fall song in the sunlight, but your blogger has no time to edit them just yet.   So here’ s a preview of what’s to come.

Let us ponder two autumn quotes.  The first is from George Elliot:  Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

And next–in case we should wish that the fall season last longer– comes from Hal Borland: Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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31 Responses to Autumn beauty. Take Two.

  1. SO beautiful! Really makes me want to go back to Michigan NOW!
    One of my favorite fall quotes is “Autumn is a second Spring, when every leaf’s a flower”…. or something like that.

  2. Susan Derozier says:

    Awesome! Can’t wait for the rest!

  3. Helen says:

    Such beautiful colours…I absolutely love this time of year 🙂

  4. I am that bird.

    Sending you love Kathy. Your new theme is really good. The green is great. xooxox Love and hugs, S

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Suzi-Bird. It IS green. I am turning green when the whole rest of the world is turning bright colors. Loving to walk a different path…Love and hugs to you, Suzi dear.

  5. kiwidutch says:

    Stunning mix of colours! the shades of orange and reds are intense!

  6. john says:

    Thank you so much! So often you are the surrogate for my senses that are bound by geography. You are so appreciated. 🙂

  7. Sybil says:

    I think its fleeting nature is what makes us treasure the autumn all the more. I wouldn’t mind if we always had a full moon,but NOT high tide.

  8. Pierre says:

    Very nice pictures not just in this post but pretty much all around this blog. Fall is my favorite season of the year: temperatures are cooler and it is less humid, i enjoy not feeling the “heaviness” of those hot summer days. It seems like i have more energy left to tackle the chores outside. I live very near Montreal (Quebec, Canada) so those trees changing colors are familiar scenes to me. Thanks for sharing!

    • Kathy says:

      Dear Pierre, thank you. The cooler temperatures DO give us more energy, don’t they? I hear Montreal is a very beautiful place to live. And thanks for visiting around this blog. I so appreciate it.

  9. Oh Kathy…..
    hope you don’t mind…..I am borrow this great phyo on my background….great for Fall…

    thanks…..Kim

  10. Love's Thesaurus says:

    Happily waiting for more photos! Gee, I haven’t been here since Bad Hair Day. New background. Will investigate if you wrote about the change…

    • Kathy says:

      I guess you’ll have to wait until tomorrow (Friday). I got carried away and had to tell about our midnight wood-splitting activity. what a night! Still sleepy…

  11. Reggie says:

    I LOVE this photograph – when I saw it, against the green backdrop of your new (er… current?) blog theme, I literally gasped.

    STUNNING, Kathy.

    Wow.

    • Kathy says:

      Hmmm, Reggie, do you think the green makes the photos stand out or distract? I am of two minds. Part of me adores the green theme. The other part isn’t sure. But haven’t found anything I like better yet… Still to be decided. But am delighted that you loved the photo!

  12. Colleen says:

    Kathy, so gorgeous! I don’t know what else to say except that In my imagination I could also be that bird. We don’t really have much fall color here, many other beauties of nature to be grateful for but when September comes my heart remembers this splendor .

    • Kathy says:

      Colleen, thinking right now of what it would be like to live without Fall’s Splendid Foliage. I think I would miss it mightily. It would have to appear in dreams… Thank you.

  13. Robin says:

    Your colors are gorgeous! We don’t have nearly that much color yet. Lovely, lovely image. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, Robin. The U.P. is always ahead of Lower Michigan, which must be ahead of the Bogs of Ohio. **smile** It’s coming your way soon.

  14. Beautiful fall colors and wonderful quotes – the Hal Borland one is new to me – will have to use it on my blog! 😉

  15. Brenda Hardie says:

    Your picture is breathtaking! Autumn is a wonderfully, invigorating time of the year for me. Gets me in the “nesting” mode 🙂 Our colors here in MN were looking gorgeous until we had 2 days of very strong wind, which blew down many of the bright colorful leaves, but now our lawns are carpeted in bright colors! I hope you got a satisfying rest after your wood splitting chores!

    • Kathy says:

      Brenda, thank you. Autumn does get one in the nesting mood, doesn’t it? We had those two strong days of wind, too. Yikes! It’s a wonder all the leaves didn’t blow out into the middle of the lake. We did get a rest…but lately I am in charge of blowing/mowing the leaves off the lawn as they pile up, since Barry can’t do with his knee these days.

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