No politics today. No virus talk. Just autumn colors here in the Upper Peninsula.

Yesterday morning’s view when I opened the door and walked outside.
The view on our road.

Oh wow—my favorite autumn view on Townline Road! (8:30 a.m.–just as the sun bursts out in light-filled glory)
OK, let’s take a drive out to Alberta, why not? Oh goodness, there’s mist on the lake. Will it start raining any minute? A little dark, but maybe there’s still a chance to see some sun.
No rain yet–the sun peeking through at odd times and in odd angles.
Here at Plumbago Lake in Alberta it’s really past peak. The best pictures might have been last week. Who cares? It’s fun to meander through the woods by the lake.
Autumn leaves beneath our feet. Be careful, don’t slip. It’s wet and you’re not a spring chicken any more. (Ha ha, can’t get off the chicken theme.)
Yellow leaf on green moss. O Winter, don’t come too soon. I know you spit your snow elsewhere in the U.P. this week, but stay away from us.
Leaves, rock, lake, colors. What more could we ask for?
Let’s just pause and breathe. It’s been quite a week. Let’s appreciate the beauty and kindness and goodness around us…wherever we may find it.

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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57 Responses to No politics today. No virus talk. Just autumn colors here in the Upper Peninsula.

  1. Susan D. Durham says:

    Ahhhh…. thank you. Simply beautiful. 🤍

  2. wsquared says:

    Beautiful! We’re just getting started here in the NW Lower peninsula. Nature has a way of asserting herself and reminding us of what really matters in our puny human lives. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your lovely shots!

    • Kathy says:

      Wsquared, very wise thoughts indeed. I’ll bet it’s going to be beautiful for you in the upcoming week. All of a sudden you have me missing that ride from the UP downstate. Take care!

  3. Your colors are ahead of ours here on Beaver Island, but they change rapidly every day. Your photos are stunning! Thank you!

    • Kathy says:

      Cindy, it was kinda a miracle that the sun kept peeking through the illuminate the colors. Thank you–and know you’ll be in beautiful peak color on your island very soon.

  4. sherrysescape says:

    I love fall colors!

  5. dawnkinster says:

    These are just beautiful…just what I needed. My favorites are the view on Townline Road, and the Leaves, Rocks, Lake Color. I am feeling a little stressed, as husband’s brother, who has been staying with us for the past week after being in the hospital for 4 days, tested postive last night for Covid. Sigh. So we will try to get tested today. We stayed so careful, didn’t do any number of things we wanted to, stayed home, washed our hands, wore our masks, but we also knew he couldn’t go home from the hospital alone, so offered him space here. And so here. we are. I’m exhausted already.

    • Kathy says:

      Oh Dawn, I am so sorry to hear this news. Can see why you are stressed. Your poor brother-in-law. Poor you guys. I know how careful you’ve been all these long months. But you opened your heart and provided him space to recover, and now this happened. Hopefully you both will post negative. Surrounding you in loving care, and hoping for the best outcome for everyone. xoxo

    • Carol says:

      Oh Dawn, I hope you’re all okay. Kindness should not be rewarded with Covid. Hugs.

  6. Oh Kathy, these are all dazzling! I especially love “Leaves, rock, lake, colors.” Heart-stirring. Autumn peaks so quickly we have to savor every moment. ♡

    • Kathy says:

      That picture is one of my favorites, too, Barbara. I love how it turned out. We can see–just in the space of a day–how quickly things are changing around here. We can’t close our eyes or we’ll be learning to admire the bare bones of skeleton trees far too quickly.

  7. Stacy says:

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your views. We are still bathed in green here, but that’s not a complaint. The temperature and humidity have been low. XOXO

  8. Carol says:

    Oh Kathy, thank you so much! I desperately needed that pause and the deep breath, with the stunning views of nature’s glory. There is nothing like the colors of fall, the fresh air, the calm and quiet. I need some ocean time – but it seems unwise. Sigh.

    • Kathy says:

      Glad you could pause and admire some of nature’s beauty, Carol. I really get that yearning to have ocean time. Wish it was next year and perhaps all this craziness was behind us. Hopefully? I had a strong yearning to travel downstate to see Mom yesterday, but on second thought it’s not wise either. And she really doesn’t want me to come until assisted living opens up. Double sigh.

  9. earthcomplex says:

    You write so beautifully. You really should put all these postings into book form and publish them. I wish someday to write beautifully.

    • Kathy says:

      Earthcomplex, what a lovely thing to say! I know others have said this over the years, but I haven’t yet felt the calling to do so. Publishing here feels enough–for now. Just keep practicing your writing (and learn to write from your personal voice and heart) and you will find your writing way. xoxo

  10. Larissa says:

    appreciating your goodness and kindness and beauty ❤

  11. Absolutely stunning fall photos. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Joanne says:

    Oh Kathy, wow! Just wow! The colours of the leaves, the mist hovering over the water, your gorgeous autumn tree lined road. Wow. *sigh* It’s all so beautiful. ❤

    • Kathy says:

      It really is “wow” out there at this time of year. Breath-taking color, even the yellows. All too soon the tree branches will be skeletons, so it’s always a most bittersweet beauty.

  13. Beautiful Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing! We are getting cool crisp nights here in NC now and a little color too! I adore fall. We’ve been enjoying the beautiful moon every evening and in the early morning. All our farm animals seem to appreciate the cooler weather as well. I love your posts, stay warm up there!

    • Kathy says:

      Gay, I am so glad you enjoyed. (You and a few others are a main reason I headed out with the camera the other day. Just so you can breathe in the UP again.) Yes, isn’t the moon lovely? Imagining you with your farm animals right now. Let’s keep enjoying fall to the fullest!

  14. Ally Bean says:

    Your photos are beautiful. Such natural colors and such a delightful respite from the daily angst. Thank you.

  15. Loved going on that walk vicariously with you and all the sights and wonders you pointed out!

  16. theemtngoat says:

    Beautiful. We are still waiting for some fall weather here in California. Can’t wait!

  17. After looking at your beautiful captures, I want to fly back east and walk through Haliburton and take in all the gorgeous colours!

  18. Tilly travel says:

    It is so beautiful it make me want to cry, in a good way

  19. Lori says:

    Simple yet magical photos. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

  20. christine ebio vlog says:

    beutifull nice place

  21. Reggie says:

    Ahhh, it’s beautiful out in your neck of the woods, Kathy. I too hope that winter does not arrive too quickly for you.

    • Kathy says:

      It had better not! Hopefully it will stay at bay for awhile longer… Quite often we get a snow in October, but it doesn’t stay on the ground for too long. I am voting for November!

  22. The forest in all of its glory is a sight to behold. How fortunate for you to live among such beauty.

    • Kathy says:

      Thank you, Yvonne. I was hoping all was OK with you. So glad to see you stop back here and admire our fall beauty. It is gorgeous in our neck of the woods at this time of year.

      • My computer was ill so that is why I have not been commenting. But I have been using y cell to access FB and CNN and a few other sites. I don’t know how to hook WP and my email to cell but I am going to have a computer expert do some work on my cell and my computer- I hope in the not too distant future. Do you have a FB account? Some of the folks that I follow on WP are on FB so they knew that I was alive and coping.

        • Kathy says:

          Yes I do. You can find me by searching for a Kathy Drue. I would love to be your Facebook friend. Sometimes I am on there…not always. Would love to know that you are alive and coping.

          • OK, I just saw this where you wrote your last name. Thanks you, I will hop over there in a few. I am up late tonight since I fell asleep at 8pm and awoke at 10pm. I post nearly every day- usually several things shares, mostly rescue stuff. I never get into politics on my personal page because of my affiliation with many rescues. I want to remain in good standing with all the reds in Texas. I will PM you some folks that I follow who are very blue. I comment on those sites.

  23. wonderful kathy your a wonderwomen/an thank you so much for sharing

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