Autumn’s End

pa3104271 It is November in Michigan and 70 degrees (Fahrenheit) outside. Though there are a lot of bare, leafless trees, there is still a lot of color on them, even green. I don’t remember fall color lasting this long, ever. I know it will be gone soon (there’s talk of snow this weekend) so I thought I’d post the last of my autumn photos as my way of saying bye – ’til next year.  

My Childhood Country Home

 pa260386 pa260388  I grew up near this tiny, little, mucky lake. Luckily it is too swampy to have it spoiled with cottages or developments. I love this place. If I ever get my old 35mm photos scanned, I would love to show off the lake throughout the years – during all seasons and at all times of the day.

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pa260399 This beautiful, bright red maple had a huge paper wasp nest that no one noticed until the leaves turned.


My Grownup City Home

pa310422 Burning Bush still looking lovely.

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The same backyard Maple tree that changed from red and yellow leaves to a pure butter yellow.

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It’s time to rake. Looks like I’ll miss the first city leaf pickup tomorrow. I’ll have to shoot for the 2nd round of pickups.

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This is the first year I’ve noticed my Korean Spice Viburnum and spirea looking nice. I’m sure they’ve colored in previous years, I just have been too busy to notice.

See you next spring.


About Jill-O

a girl who likes lakes, trees and critters; making an attempt at living the artistic life.
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3 Responses to Autumn’s End

  1. Cindy says:

    Lots of great color although I’m sure the leaves are falling fast. Ours were later to start this year but once they started it didn’t take long.

  2. jellyfishbay says:

    True, we had a strong wind all day, the temperature has dropped considerably. I fully expect that most of the trees will be bare tomorrow.

  3. Diane says:

    Our fall color on the other side of Lake Michigan is also going on and on. Please do scan those old photos – we’d love to see them!

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