Signs of fall -- and no one can deny we aren't into fall -- are emerging and showing themselves on my lake walks. Early red leaves circle tree trunks.
Our weather is abysmal. But on my first day here, a week ago, the season was clearly on display. The cat tails are tall.
The goldenrod is no longer golden.
But these bright flowers were blowing in the wind.
And they looked charming against the backdrop of a blue shed.
Bright red berries drip from branches like shiny baubles.
And there is plenty of fungi.
These three photos were taken about five feet apart..
And there were plenty of other varieties, too.
Yes, it's fall in Michigan's north.
And the leaves have started to fall.