Monday, November 7, 2016

Fall in Michigan Part II

We have had the most amazing fall this year.  It started out quite wet and cold but the color show this year has been incredible and much later than usual since the weather at the end of October going into November turned warm and sunny.

The colors across the street have been nothing less than stunning.

Madison was able to take Mata Hari on a trail ride/stroll down the dirt road by the barn where the colors were equally beautiful.  Nothing like riding in the fall leaves...

I found a pretty little trail through some fields across the street from my house.  it was a nice hike on a beautiful day.

The color wasn't quite as strong on this part of the tree line but I enjoyed every last second anyway.

A few days later I took Abby out on "my" trail. This part of it is used by some of the construction tractors - you can see some of them in the upper left corner of the pic.  Our trail veers off tot he right just at the curve and goes back into the woods in the distance.

On our next hike, I got Abby to sit for this beautiful picture.  She's 13 years old now. That's 91 in dog years.  I don't know how much longer she will be with us so taking this was a bit bittersweet.  You can see all the gray on her face...she is deaf now but still gets around pretty good.  No major ailments other than just plain old age stuff...

Next stop on my beautiful fall day tour was to see our Mata Hari.  Not much color in this pic but her fur was so warm and fluffy in the sun...she's beautiful too.

Proof in point to the crazy warm weather this fall - I still have roses blooming on the NORTH side of the house in November!  The Stella D'Oro daylillies popped open a few blooms as well this week.  

And while my kids and friends went to Florida this week to escape the Michigan cold, I sat out on my deck absorbing the November sun in Michigan and relishing in the beautiful of fall in Michigan!

1 comment:

OnTheBit said...

I love that you are taking in the time to look at the beauty around you. It is so nice to see someone being grateful for just being who they are in the moment. It makes me appreciate reading your blog even more :)