I just couldn’t resist the urge. Us folk in the northern half of the US & Canada, too, never seem to get tired of fall color. I have lived through many, many falls and still marvel at the wonder of this miracle. Although I think the leaves are getting smaller or maybe not as many trees because I remember kicking my way through leaves up to my knees as I walked to school.
Anyway, this morning I went for a walk with my camera to record the vibrant colors in the early sun (okay, not so early sun). I started with the trees in my neighbor’s yard – the ones I see outside my kitchen window. Almost makes me want to wash dishes.
This is the scene as I go down the hill and turn the corner.
But this morning, I decided to turn in the other direction to see what was happening there. Here are my favorites.
As I was walking back up the steep hill towards the house, I couldn’t resist the needles from the white pines by a neighbor’s gate. They drop so many and they make excellent mulch for acid-loving plants.
- Michigan foliage hitting peak for fall color tours, but prime conditions may not last long (mlive.com)
- Fall Colors in Full Swing in the Valley (wytv.com)
- Love the Fall Colors (kgphotostudios.wordpress.com)
- New England Fall Color Update: Don’t Wait 10/09/12 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)