Monday, September 29, 2014

A Walking Color Tour Close to Home...

The last few days have been AMAZING up here in the UP. I just couldn't tear myself away from the out-of-doors to come indoors and post, so I took loads of photos and will organize them in the coming days.

Today is an oh-so-typical UP Fall day. Temperatures are plummeting, the rain began this morning first in sprinkles, then became a downpour that sent the dogs into the garage. I still have my side door open and can hear the rain, wind, and the annoyed bluejays squawk about the weather through the screen door.

Steve and I have enjoyed this weather on our quads, by truck, and by boat. The colors have changed so quickly in the last week! Today I'm going to show you the view as the dogs and I walk to the mailbox. (If you are a regular follower of this blog, you'll remember the mailbox is a mile down the road.)

We usually walk in the morning and sometimes it is still quite chilly if the sun is behind the clouds.

Other mornings we'd have fog to contend with.

It usually clears up by the time we turn around and head back home.

Which is perfect because on this walk back we discovered a few of nature's treasures.

I looked up into the deep blue sky and saw this eagle swirling high in the sky over our heads.

Farther down the way we discovered this fresh moose track.

And just about everyday we pass by this apple tree growing wild alongside the road.

Closer to home it gets so pretty and colorful!

The two-track into the Hiawatha National forest.

Our front yard...

Over the house...

One last photo...

This is my one and only pumpkin and this is the size it is today.

My pumpkin patch didn't grow so well.

There's always next year!

(Psst...Last year I didn't even get one pumpkin so I guess I could say I did pretty good this year. Maybe next year I'll get two!)

Have a safe and wonderful week, Everyone! Stay dry and warm wherever you are!

It's time to close the door.



Shirley Vandyke said...

that was an awesome color tour and l didn't even have to waste any gas. So vivid . Enjoyed Thanks. Of course from B C

Debi said...

Thanks BC!!!