Friday, October 23, 2009

Ahhh Fall Colors in Michigan

I love Autumn.  The colors are just so striking that it makes things that you didn't normally take notice of before seem extraordinary.  This school, above, which sadly closed this year due to who knows what, is even more lovely because of this gorgeous tree.   I had never noticed how very well shaped that tree is, too.  

This red house is lovely all times of the year, but when I peeked at the house under the yellow and orange of the leaves, the house is greatly enhanced.

Moores River Park, where I took all but the first photo, is just teeming with yellow leaved trees.  The sun was shining this day and the yellow was positively glowing.  This little red tree was holding its own though.  Some day when I get photoshop, I'm going to enhance the color on this little red tree, because it popped a lot more from the background of yellow.

Looking up the hill from the river was this lovely sight.  Look at all of that beautiful color.  It's been raining heavily for the past two days so I'm sure that the ground is thick with leaves.  I'm so glad that I decided to just spend an hour and walk around and take photos this day because it doesn't look like this now.  Not even close.

This is my second favorite photo of the day.  I tell you, I'm in love with those yellow leaves.

This almost looks like a colorized black and white, but it's not. 

I wanted to go get some water and fill up that little well in the tree's trunk.  I'd title this photo something like "watering hole" or "water dish" or something like that. 

This is my very favorite photo of the whole day.  Heck, it could be my favorite of the year.  I love the way you can see all of the branches - they almost look like lightning bolts through a sky of yellow. 

You can click on any of the photos to get a larger view.  I made them all quite large so you could fill your screen with the Fall Colors of Michigan :)

Have a wonderful weekend.


Ruth Ann said...

Great photos as usual! LOVE the tree trunk!

Just Breathe said...

Awesome colors. Thank you for sharing them, I don't see that color in California.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!!

Lydia said...

These are such spectacular autumn photos. I love them all (and the way you described that one little tree with red leaves "holding its own") and my two favorites are the same as yours. You really caught something there!
I hope hope hope that whatever fate befalls the property where the vacant school stands does not doom the future of that perfect tree. Be its advocate for me, ok?

Keetha Broyles said...

Lovely, lovely, LOVELY!!!

Your watering hole reminds me of my FAVORITE tree roots on my childhood Elementary School playground. I'm so sad to tell you they cut the tree down, so my dream roots are gone.

Enjoy your colors - - - ours are coming down FAST now.

TRICIA @ The Zoo said...

Beautiful photos. I'm with you on your #1 and #2 picks. Gorgeous!


Unknown Mami said...

The colors are astounding! The watering dish is almost in the shape of a heart.

P.S. I wanted to let you know that your comments really touched me. Truly. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing a bit of yourself with me.

Karen said...

Your photos are breathtaking! I'm agreeing with some of the comments in past posts - you need to arrange for a way to market them.

denise said...

OMG these michigan shots are just surreal, unreal, breathtaking...i can't find the really must publish a photo book! my husband used to live in berrien springs and now i think when we take our trip back there it will have to be in the fall...he wants to go in the winter to go sledding as he recalls doing as a boy (we live in san diego so i guess he forgot how difficult snow can be)...anyway, thanks!!!

jennifer said...

I'm so jealous of the fall colors. I miss REAL Autumn.

jennifer said...

Pretty photos by the way. That last comment was all about me and my EXCESSIVE JEALOUSY.

Kirby3131 said...

Thanks everyone! I really tried to Wow you all :) It's been a dozen years since I've been a part of a Michigan Fall, so I'm just excited at all that I'm seeing.

I do think that this has been an exceptional year for the colors in Michigan and I'm glad I'm here :)

Kristin - The Goat

Loria said...

K - you did an excellent job showing just how beautiful Michigan is and why we continue to endure the winters here LOL.

Mrs4444 said...

WOW! These are incredible!!