In all the craziness of the past few weeks, I never got this posted! So before a color tour is a thing of months past, here are a few photos from my last visit to the lake in early October.
We've seen little color down-state. But it was both starting and then peaking during our time north.
I loved seeing branches pop out on the sides of trees -- the first real signs!
These are gone now, but oh, that park of yellow from the late blooming sunflower variation!
Rick and I took a mini-color jaunt up to one of the local ski hills. Rain was expected so the sun wasn't out to add brilliance to the color but the view was spectacular.
If you haven't been to a ski place to take a look at fall color, try it next year! The height of the hills adds drama to the view!
As you can see, the clouds were coming in. Rick and I decided to sit on the porch and watch. For awhile we were enjoying our beer and the day. But...
Pretty soon the visibility narrowed and we could hear but not feel pounding rain!
And soon enough, it hit us! We headed inside. And we were glad we did!
But it was a wonderful way to enjoy our last full afternoon up north.
I'll have one more postcard to wrap up our summer, now that it is almost November! Boy, I'll miss it...