Saturday, October 15, 2022

Postcards From the Lake: And You Thought I Was Done with Color

In my last post, I took you along with Rick and me for a color ride. We had such a wonderful time checking out the fall color near the cottage -- and it was just getting better and better!


So, when my friend Susan called and said she was coming to Gaylord, we decided to do another color tour.

We started out where Rick and I had been, at Treetops Resort, so if some of these pix seem familiar, it's the same setting but a couple of days later, so the color was even MORE vibrant!


I honestly believe that although the day was cloudier, the trees were brighter and more colorful than they had been three days before.


We had a wonderful lunch, catching up, as we looked out the windows at the rolling hills, ablaze with autumn's finest. (No patio for us! It was a little too nippy!) Then it was onward!


Is there anything better than riding around on a gorgeous autumn day with a good friend you've not seen in a while, having a great conversation, good lunch, and so much eye candy it's hard to take it all in!

 

After a while, I suspect all these photos are redundant. So, without much commentary, a few of my favorites. 

 Bare branches...

 

 Contented cows.

 

 Skittish deer.

 

 Very skittish.

 

 An intriguing foundation -- a barn perhaps?


 Picturesque dirt roads.

And what do you think those spouts on this rock wall are for? Drainage, perhaps? But why?


The shocking white of bare birches.

 End-of-season farmland.


 And one guy with a great day to do whatever it he's doing here.

 

 It was a great day to be alive!

82 comments:

Ana Dunk said...

It always amazes me how brilliant, almost eye-blinding, the colors are in our lovely state. People always speak of New England as the epitome of fall color areas, but surely our beloved Michigan gives that mind set a run for their money. Several years ago a gentleman who had been our driver/guide of several tours of Ireland and his wife were guests of our group who took them on a color tour of your area and Mackinac Island. They were "gob-smacked" to use their term, when seeing what we take for granted, our stunning fall landscapes, as Ireland has nothing to even suggest such a thing.

Anvilcloud said...

It’s wonderful to enjoy autumn’s fest for the eyes before the other shoe drops. I think we will try to get out somewhere today. We’ve had poor weather for a few days and have rain in the forecast for after today.

crackercrumblife said...

These are so gorgeous! Beautiful captures!

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the trees are just stunning. Such beautiful colors, a treat for the eyes.
Love the cattle and sweet deer too. Great photos. Have a happy weekend.

Mae Travels said...

This year’s colors seem to me to be even more brilliant than usual. I hope the leaves hang on for a while: it’s always so depressing when the trees are bare that were just vividly animated. I love your white fence photos.

best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Penny Carlson said...

So beautiful!

Rustic Pumpkin said...

Goodness gracious that is colourful! Just when you think it can't get any better Mother Nature always comes up with the goods! When I lived in Virginia I remember actually finding the fall colours completely overwhelming. I find green such a calming colour and on a long drive back from colonial Williamsburg to Virginia Beach one day I found the endless corridor of orange and yellow almost a bit too much for my senses.

Thanks for your recent visit to my blog and your incredibly valuable comment!!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Wow scenery!
Plowing under harvest stuff or a winter over crop? It is nice to see smooth fields.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, those reds are amazing. With our summer drought we don't seem to have that deep color as much as yellow this year. Beautiful photos Jeanie. You even saw some adorable animals too. And FYI back to our email. Even though I now have books all over my daughter's spare room, I did find Aggie's Hallowe'en Party. Smile. Good thing I am doing some book purging and cleaning. Have a great Weekend. hugs-Erika

Harvee said...

Gorgeous colors. I'd take a color ride every day!

Lynne said...

STUNNING . . .
Hasn’t it been the most beautiful EVER!
Wonderful “picture tour” Jeanie!

Lynne said...

STUNNING . . .
Hasn’t it been the most beautiful EVER!
Wonderful “picture tour” Jeanie!

Kasia J. said...

PiΔ™kne jesienne kolory. Pozdrawiam :)

Steve Reed said...

It's amazing how red the trees get there. All those maples, I suppose.

Sally Wessely said...

Glorious. All of it.

Bill said...

Wow, it looks like someone painted the landscape. The colours are gorgeous.

bobbie said...

All I can say is "WOW"!!!!!

kathyinozarks said...

Amazing!! I loved it thanks so much for sharing with us. we have mostly oaks and hickorys here so not allot of colors like you have Our reds are usually the sumacs. Happy weekend hugs

Joanne Huffman said...

We are enjoying a lovely burst of color. Just driving around doing errands is a joy.

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

The trees up there are sure more intense than down here! Love the photos with the white fences but they are all great.

roentare said...

This is such magnificent landscape with so much varying red in the leaves!

NanaDiana said...

What wonderful, wonderful pictures. We are not fully changed yet and the rain and wind have been ongoing for three or four days. I am afraid the leaves are going to change and be gone before we can enjoy them. I LOVE your color. xo Diana

DeniseinVA said...

These fall colors are incredible Jeanie and loved seeing the animals. Great photos!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've seen some beautiful Fall colors over the years but I don't think I've ever seen any prettier than yours! WOW! That one with the white fence sure is breathtaking. I'm sure it makes you want to paint what you've seen! Happy weekend!

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, the colors are magnificent. You can never have too many autumn photos for my taste! I loved ever picture!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo lovely, thank you for sharing your part of the world. xo,V.

Linda Sue said...

WOW- those nearly blinded me! UNREAL- such amazing countryside. I am glad that you are having the most magnificent autumn- the memory will keep you warm.

Thelma said...

Gorgeous photos. Such lovely Fall colours and love seeing the animals also.
Thanks for your visit.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jeanie,
WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous pictures!! All so pretty!! Our leaves here are just getting to peek color and are really beautiful!! Thanks again for stopping by!! I hope you are having a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Deb

handmade by amalia said...

I cannot believe these trees! Fantastic colors! Ours are plain green and brown.
Amalia
xo

Pamela said...

Ooh! What gorgeous gorgeous pictures. Thank you for posting them.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful colours! Hugs, Valerie

roughterrain crane said...

These are breathtaking landscapes! Thanks for sharing.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

The colours really have been spectacular this year and we have had many sunny days to show them off at their best. We see this spectacle every year but it never gets less awesome (in the real sense of the word) does it?

Bonnie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Stunning! I am so envious of this beauty. We don't have color yet!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Jeanie, I enjoyed your last fall post, but this one is even more splendid, and I'm sure your friend was overjoyed to see such beautiful scenery. Lovely shots of the white picket fence, the cow and the deer.
Very enjoyable images.
All the best.

William Kendall said...

Glorious fall colours!

La Table De Nana said...

Love the stark white fencing with glorious background.
We are very blessed here also with this artist landscape.πŸπŸ‚πŸ

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Gorgeous photos of fall color, you have a lot more reds than we do this year. We are awash in gold!

shoreacres said...

Yes, that's me -- over here quivering in the corner and muttering, "It's just not fair!" That abundance of color is so wonderful, it does sometimes seem unfair that we can't all have it, but: life isn't fair, etc. Thank goodness we have you to show us the glories of your area! That last photo of the fellow on his tractor is especially nice. Fall plowing must be at least a little more enjoyable with all that color to look at!

Rita C at Panoply said...

Not redundant at all for me! I have LOVED your Michigan color this year, it's simply brilliant. I also love seeing color both with blue, sunny skies as well as cloudy. There's just something about the saturation of colors that makes the differences so enjoyable on cloudy days vs sunny.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I stopped back by to show my hubby your photos! WOW!!!

Carola Bartz said...

The colors are amazing! I do believe that color comes out better on a more cloudy day - the "gray" seems to support and enhance the colors. Your drive with all its wonderful views is simple spectacular. We do have nice autumn color here in CA, but not on a scale like yours.

Sandi Magle said...

We've had bits and pieces of brilliant color and were hoping to take a ride today, but clouds and rain are moving in again. Gorgeous photos, especially the deer! Always love seeing the critters in their natural habitat! Hugs, Sandi

This N That said...

Beautiful..Best time of year!!! Have a good week!!

Karen said...

The Scarlet red is really something! Our leaves are mostly dropped after a couple of windy days. The late turning oaks and tamarack (also known as larch) are at their burgundy and golden peek right now.

Linda Stoll said...

Your color tour is a sight for sore eyes, friend! We had so little rain this summer than it affected how the leaves have responded come October. Thanks for sharing this awesome beauty!

Susie said...

Wow Jeanie. I love all the pictures. The fall colors are amazing. So pretty. We are just starting to have some good colors. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I would not tire of looking at these magnificent photos. What an ultimate expression of fall. So pretty and thanks for sharing them.

Rita said...

I do think the trees look even more vibrant!! What a great day for a visit with a good friend. Absolutely stunning views of the fall landscape! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

For me Autumn and Spring are my favourite seasons ...
I never tire of Autumns stunning colours, and your photographs show them so well.
Thank you for bringing such delight to my computer screen this Sunday evening.

All the best Jan

Priscilla King said...

Apologies if someone else has answered this already: Here, drainage spouts are built into retaining walls so that water doesn't build up behind the wall, creating a muddy mess whose weight will eventually destroy the wall. Walls built without them, and the muddy soil behind them, are still frequently found in the form of piles of rubble blocking roads.

anno said...

So beautiful! The color this year has seemed even more extravagant than usual, and it's a great treat to see your pictures here (especially with the contrast of the brilliant white fence). So glad you had the chance for a second tour! Happy Weekend!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

everyday is a great day to be alive but that one was a terrifically colorful one. Love all the pictures - forget redundant.

GretchenJoanna said...

I have never seen such fall color in person -- it's almost unbelievable!

Once I was in Virginia in November, but that was a little late, and most of the leaves had fallen by then. Thank you for sharing your knockout pictures!

Gretchen Joanna said...

I have never seen that intense, almost blinding, fall color in person. I believe in faith that it's real, but with difficulty! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures.

It's me said...

Wowwwww amazing…..God make a beautiful nature….and it is so sad that we peoples destroyed our beautiful world ….love happy week Ria and Leaf πŸ€πŸ™πŸ§‘πŸπŸ‚πŸΎπŸ€πŸ™

thepaintedapron.com said...

Such stunning colors Jeanie! Wow! Thanks for sharing these amazing photos!
Jenna

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh my that looks unreal. What a beauty, those reds are just stunning.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow! Those colors are stunning! Your fall colors have Minneapolis beat for sure! Our colors are just not as vibrant, but I think the drought is partly to blame. It's been very windy and cold here lately so we've lost a lot of leaves. I'm glad I enjoyed the views while I could on runs and walks.

Divers and Sundry said...

Stunning! Our color will improve a bit but will not achieve these glorious scenes.

gigi-hawaii said...

Great views of Autumn! I am so impressed with your camera work.

Marilyn Miller said...

It's all quite breathtaking. I would be snapping pictures too. Thank you for sharing them with us. So happy you had a lovely day with a friend.

Ricki Treleaven said...

All the photos are fantastic, and my favorite one is the one with the tree line and pasture with white fences in the foreground. Wow, just wow...

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I've never seen color that vibrant.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very beautiful autumn color, Jeanie! Fall is my favorite season and we've been having a warm a sunny one this year with lots of colors, too. It makes me so happy!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How absolutely stunning. Here in KS, it has been so dry, the colors of autumn are few and far between. It's of course because of the drought we are facing and have faced. Your photos are incredibly mind blowing. Just fabulous color and beauty, dear Jeanie.

Abdel said...

wow, beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing.

Abdel | Infinitely Posh.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

These are breathtaking, Jeanie! All the seasons are beautiful in their own way, but autumn win, hands down. I may prefer summer for warmth, longer, lazier days, the beach, etc., but fall is Mother Nature's masterpiece, for sure! Thanks for sharing such glorious pictures!

DVArtist said...

Wow! These are some amazing photos. The colors are breath taking. Thank you for sharing them. Have a lovely day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Jeanie, you have the most color in your area of anyone I know in blog land. Such a glorious Fall you are having. I haven't seen the bold colors yet, but I'm starting to see the changing of the trees here. I love that photo of the white fence and the Autumn trees in the distance. That's simply beautiful. And another photo I loved was the road, which was so charming. And the deer are always a blessing to see. I couldn't believe it when one showed up on my front porch the other day. I was in awe. Oh Jeanie, I must come back and see your wonderful Fall pictures again. I'll be back sometime this week. : )

~Sheri

R's Rue said...

Beautiful.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Jeanie, what a great day you had not only because you saw a good friend, enjoyed a nice lunch but treated us once again to more eye-popping colors. FYI, the dirt road one was my favorite in this grouping. We were on a drive Sunday and saw quite a lot of glorious autumn color along the highway. In years past I was always snapping away, but now just sit back and enjoy while Grenville drives.

Sandra Cox said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Jeanie. The foundations and deer were as wondrous as the leaves.

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

Stunning colours!
The photos are beautiful :)

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing that amazing color. We have been blessed to be able to enjoy the color here also...not that much, but its been more than normal. Beautiful pics.

Iris Flavia said...

Big, BIG wow - here still the tree outside my window is green and full of fruit!
Very beautiful place you are in! Screams for art, no?

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Hasn't this just been the most glorious fall?! Love your pictures!.. even more glorious than here in New England. Wow!

Little Wandering Wren said...

I would love to see these Fall colours out your way. Those bright red trees are incredible. No wonder you went back for a second look.
Have a great week.
Wren xx

Lisbeth said...

Wow, the colours are amazing.

Joanne said...

What beautiful photos!! I love all this fall color.

Victoria Zigler said...

Yes, the only thing better than enjoying a beautiful Fall day is getting to do so with a friend you haven't seen in a long time.

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