Coming from the south of the state, the heart beats a little faster when we hit the northern counties and the colors get brighter.
It's difficult to keep your eyes on the road!
The color makes for beautiful walks as well.
This patch of sumac is particularly lovely.
At least, I think it's sumac!
And if one has something rather hideous like a boat lifting system to hide for the season, why not dress it up?
I think these people have a sense of humor and style!
Every day is more and more beautiful.
Of course, the woods isn't the only colorful venue. This is the view when I look across the lake in the morning.
I never get tired of seeing these colors!
They get more and more brilliant in every passing day.
The leaves are beginning to fall. Birch leaves are beginning to land on the beach.
And maple leaves float gently in the water, drifting lazily along the shoreline.
I couldn't resist playing with this photo!
More than a few have fallen on the sand.
The color is inside, too. You find it in the pumpkins...
...and in the last of sunflowers.
As the sun begins to set, another burst of colors kicks in.
Whether it's a sunset from afar...
...or the play of color on the water...
...it's clear that when it comes to creating a palette, nature wins, hands down!