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Burnt Orange

December 15, 2017 - I have visited this spot many times this season waiting for the color change. For me the wait was worth it.
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On Fire

December 10, 2017 - Finally found an area totally lit up in reds, oranges and yellows. Better yet it was highlighted by the sun. Now this is...
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Golden Glow

December 07, 2017 - When the sunlight is just right, you better be there.
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A Standout

December 05, 2017 - This is what I see in the am with my first espresso. Great way to start the day.
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Outward Bound

December 01, 2017 - Decided to stop briefly and take a break on the bench before heading home. Next visit will be in the spring.
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One Last Look

November 30, 2017 - Heading out for the day, just had to stop and capture the window framed in color while reflecting the trees behind me. A...
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All Around Us

November 29, 2017 - Now we're really starting to se the color change, and fortunately, the weather has cooperated too.
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"Guzei"

November 28, 2017 - A red bridge, or Guzei, on a Japanese Garden is symbolic. It represents the path to salvation, "The bridge, particularl...
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On the Way

November 21, 2017 - On my way to the dog park with Mannie, we found this scene and couldn't resist stopping to try and capture the color cha...
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Still Waters

November 20, 2017 - Still making the rounds checking some new sites. I think we still are about a week away from peak color.
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Touch of Red

November 19, 2017 - There's always a standout that catches my eye.
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Off Road

November 17, 2017 - Right across the road from Mannie's dog park. Mannie is getting to be my color guide in addition to all the other benefi...
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Pure Maple

November 16, 2017 - Just keep looking in every direction. You never know what you'll see.
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Maple Magic

November 16, 2017 - You can almost watch the leaves changing color in front of your eyes. That's one aspect of fall weather that is magical.
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"Quietude"

November 15, 2017 - Just happened upon this pond while wandering around Cranbrook Gardens. It was a great spot to pause and "reflect".
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Almost There

November 15, 2017 - Now we're starting to see the color change!!!
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In the Garden

November 14, 2017 - I was fortunate enough to get out to photograph the colors before the next two cold fronts as the wind and rain stripped...
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Lakefront

November 07, 2017 - I never tire of the fall colors, especially when I can capture their reflections in the water.
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Down Below

November 02, 2017 - Even though the fountain has been turned off for the season, the setting is ideal for family photos. Have to figure out...
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Lakeside

November 01, 2017 - Once in a while if you look long enough, you are fortunate enough to come upon a special scene. These are the kinds of s...
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Glowing

October 31, 2017 - When the sun hits the trees just right, they light up in spectacular ways. You just have to be there at the right time....
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Touch of the Orient

October 30, 2017 - Fortunately, I didn't have to travel too far to capture this corner of a Japanese garden. Brings back a lot of memories...
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On the Trail

October 30, 2017 - It was a beautiful sunny day with temperature hovering around 50 degrees. Perfect day for exploring the area for colors,...
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"Leafscape"

October 29, 2017 - I'd say we are at peak in some small pockets around home.
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Beautiful Surroundings

October 27, 2017 - Capturing our resident swans in the momentwas like putting frosting on the cake.
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Almost at Peak

October 27, 2017 - Probably a week before the colors peak in southeast Michigan, but there are areas worthy of stopping and taking it all i...
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Serenity

October 25, 2017 - Walking with Mannie on the trails behind our development has led to some great scenery. Now he's become my photography "...
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Front and Back

October 24, 2017 - Unfortunately, I couldn't join my friend Jeff Wendorff on Vermont for the fall color shoot. Among his posts from that tr...
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All Aglow

October 24, 2017 - Right place; right time once again. Not only did e capture some fall color, even the canoes were all aglow
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Life Cycle

October 23, 2017 - Just like us. We start off "green", get more colorful through our life's experiences and then we from the golden years t...
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Mid Way

October 22, 2017 - Probably 2 more weeks before the color peaks, but the show has begun.
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In the Beginning

October 17, 2017 - Just a bit of color here and there, but enough to wet the appetite to look for more.
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Lakeview

October 17, 2017 - Talk about a view from home. Out on the deck with Mannie and an espresso, and of course, a camera at the ready. If Arlen...
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Wetland Walk

October 16, 2017 - A walk in the woods without getting my feet wet is a rare event.
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Touch of Red

October 13, 2017 - Unfortunately a lot of the leaves already are down, and a lot of the foliage still is green due to recent warm weather....
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Beauty in the Swampland

October 12, 2017 - No matter where you go, if you take the time to see what's around you, you always can find some beauty.
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Hidden Path

October 11, 2017 - Still out and about looking for more signs that the color peak is on the horizon.
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Sneak Peak

October 10, 2017 - There hasn't been much of a color show yet. The good news is that is forces me to try and be more creative. Any day with...
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Coming Along

October 06, 2017 - Walking along the nature trail near our home, I have managed to find a little bit of color. So far, the color change has...
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Pink Glow

October 05, 2017 - Out in the woods as the sun comes up -- just calm air, a light fog, the sun coming up, and dead silence. What a wonderfu...
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To the Woods

September 25, 2017 - No color in this area, but managed to find this old bridge leading to????
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Start of Fall

September 24, 2017 - A bit early this year due to lack of rain, shorter days and cooler nights. Could be a formula for great colors.
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Color Teaser

September 22, 2017 - Another excursion to check out possible locations for far colors. This was only about a one mile walk from home and it w...
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Early Signs

September 17, 2017 - Here it is mid- September in Southeast Michigan and the color change is starting to ramp up. Could this be indicative of...
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Double Down

September 16, 2017 - After an early morning walk on the trail scouting the area for the start of the color change, I decided to check out our...
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So It Begins

September 14, 2017 - About 2 weeks earlier than normal, but it cold be quite a show this year.
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Side by Side

January 19, 2017 - Late October and the color show continues.
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Alternating Colors

December 21, 2016 - Took a short trip to explore a new area. Our trip was cut short when I took a side trip on a root hidden under the leave...
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Blazing

December 20, 2016 - Mid October maple show.
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In the Beginning

December 19, 2016 - Mid October and the leaves are just beginning to put on their annual show.
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Lakeside

December 07, 2016 - Just sitting on the deck "reflecting" on the day!
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In Transition

December 05, 2016 - About a week before the colors came on strong. It was like a preview before the show.
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Over and Done

December 04, 2016 - The hosts are done for this year. These were the lucky ones that didn't end up as deer food.
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View from Home

December 03, 2016 - The view from our kitchen windows. Sometimes I wonder why I travel the area looking for fall colors.
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Canopy

December 02, 2016 - Decided to take a break and this is what I saw when I finally started looking at my surroundings. You just never know wh...
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Golden Glow

December 01, 2016 - The trees that changed early are now at their peak; the others have a ways to go.
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Different Species

November 29, 2016 - It's a different kind of maple -- it's a variety of Japanese maple
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Lean on Me

November 28, 2016 - The wind seems to follow a path through the garden at this point. Everything is leaning left.
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Red Oak

November 25, 2016 - Something just a bit different.
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Ablaze

November 24, 2016 - It took some driving around, but we managed to find some blazing maples. Colors are late this year; only at about 25%....
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Shades of Red

November 23, 2016 - This fall the trees were slow in changing but the show has been going on longer than usual and the colors really have be...
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Cannas

November 22, 2016 - Because the fall has been warmer than normal in Michigan, the leaves are changing more slowly. The good news is that the...
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Maple & Dogwood

November 21, 2016 - The dogwood sure provided a great backdrop for this red maple.
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Acer Rubrum

November 20, 2016 - You probably know this tree as a red maple. It is probably the most common deciduous tree in eastern and central North A...
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More Maples

November 19, 2016 - The maples sure have put on a color show this season. The rest of the trees have been slow coloring up.
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A Standout

November 18, 2016 - Everywhere I go, the maples are all aglow.
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Red Tipped

November 17, 2016 - Early morning drive looking for the sweet spots.
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Mixed Bag

November 16, 2016 - Climbing the hill was worth the effort this morning.
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Off Road

November 16, 2016 - Right around the corner from home.
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Red and Gold

November 14, 2016 - Some change quickly while others hang on as long as possible.
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Tunnel of Trees

November 11, 2016 - Just discovering some new roads in the neighborhood. The scenery is great, the drive is short, and miraculously there wa...
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Moonlit

November 11, 2016 - Moonlit, sunlit, who cares as long as the leaves are backlit.
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On Fire

November 10, 2016 - The maple trees always change first and present a great show of color.
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Bridge Between Seasons

November 10, 2016 - Going from green to multicolored, but very slowly this year.
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Country Road

November 09, 2016 - Let the show begin.
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Looking Up

November 08, 2016 - Out in the fresh -- no make that brisk -- autumn air urrounded by red maples.
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Falling Leaves

November 08, 2016 - Even the vines are brilliant this time of year.
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Preview

November 07, 2016 - These were the first to start changing. Time to get the gear ready and begin the color search.
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Orange Is the New Green

November 06, 2016 - The reds and oranges are dominant.
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Framed by Nature

November 05, 2016 - A real standout among the surrounding greenery.
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Oncoming

November 04, 2016 - Checking out the side roads and trying to stay out of the mud -- emphasis on trying!
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Silhouette

November 03, 2016 - The maples always put on a show this time of year.
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All By Myself

November 02, 2016 - This graceful tree has passed its peak, but still stands strong.
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The Color Red

November 01, 2016 - Just the beginning of the color change.
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In Transition

November 01, 2016 - Stay long enough and you can watch the colors change -- well almost.
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Gathered Together

October 29, 2016 - The colors are coming!
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Alumroot

October 28, 2016 - Also known as Heuchera or Coral Bells. There are approximately 37 species, but as the species often intergrade with one...
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All Aglow

October 28, 2016 - It's scenery like this that make my day.
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In the Middle

October 27, 2016 - Right about in the middle of the color change season. Can't wait for the peak.
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Transitioning

October 27, 2016 - Sometimes I get lucky and find a spot that's in the midst of change.
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Maple Majesty

October 25, 2016 - A real standout.
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From A Distance

October 25, 2016 - Doesn't get too much better than this.
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Primary Colors

October 24, 2016 - Discovered a new park nearby. Hopefully in another week all the trees will be sporting their colors.
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Natural Light

October 24, 2016 - You almost can see the light at the end of the road.
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Crimson Glory

October 23, 2016 - The maples are the first to show their true colors.
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Color Spectrum

October 21, 2016 - Didn't even have to "leave" home for this capture.
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Autumn Glory

October 21, 2016 - At this time of year, after each rain, the skies get brighter, the colors get stronger and my feet get colder.
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Reflections of Color

October 20, 2016 - This view from our deck is my color barometer. Things are beginning to change albeit almost 2 weeks later than last year...
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Walking in the Woods

October 18, 2016 - Out and about looking for more color.
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Lakeshore Drive

October 18, 2016 - Across the water at one of the lakes in Seven Lakes State Park in Holly Michigan.
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An Early Palette

October 16, 2016 - Now we are starting to see some color change. It's slow, but it's for sure.
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Sumac

October 16, 2016 - Always an early indicator that fall has arrived.
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Watching and Waiting

October 14, 2016 - Even the birds seem to be patiently waiting for the colors to change.
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Slow Start

October 10, 2016 - Looks like we could be as much as two weeks later than last year.
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Color Preview

October 02, 2016 - Here's an early look at what's to come. If all works out well, I'm heading off to northern Vermont to capture the fall c...
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Early Color

October 01, 2016 - The color change is coming. Hope to catch the peak somewhere farther north within the next couple of weeks.
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Headed South

September 28, 2016 - I'm not as stealthy as I thought. Guess the geese will be heading south sooner than expected as I spooked them.
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New Season

September 27, 2016 - Early autumn colors. Temps are headed down, days are getting shorter and the color show is beginning.
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Spotlight

September 23, 2016 - The sun came up, burned off mot of the fog over the lake and highlighted the first tree showing color.
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Cool Beginnings

September 16, 2016 - And so it begins. The mornings have gotten cooler. The air temperature is quite a bit cooler than the water -- in the 50...
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Lucious Lavender

July 22, 2016 - Not a deep purple like most irises I've seen, but a lavender beauty all by itself. What a standout!
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Touch of Color

February 12, 2016 - Nice contrast; had to stop and preserve it.
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Magic Moment

December 18, 2015 - Even the sky cooperated this morning.
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Rock and Hard Place

December 15, 2015 - This was one time I didn't mind being between a rock and a hard place.
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Party Time

December 14, 2015 - First the ducks, then the geese came flocking in. It must have been the equivalent of cocktail hour.
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Red & Gold

November 25, 2015 - They say all good things must come to an end, but why miss the opportunity for a different perspective.
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On the Muscle

November 23, 2015 - I always knew geese were noisy, but never knew how aggressive they were.
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Morning Magic

November 20, 2015 - Couldn't resist stopping to capture this moment even though I was trying to meet with contractors. Guess my priorities f...
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Shallow Water

November 20, 2015 - Looked like a breakfast meeting before taking off for the day.
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Before the Frost

November 19, 2015 - Just another quick stop on the way to our new condo to begin the unpacking process. The boxes will wait, the moment won'...
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Treescape

November 19, 2015 - This October in Michigan provided great colors everywhere.
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Treeline

November 18, 2015 - On the road again, but just between the hotel and the condo before beginning the move.
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Drifting

November 17, 2015 - Even the ducks were taking it easy on Sunday morning.
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Peaking

November 17, 2015 - Don't know if this truly was a great season for color or if it's because I haven't seen it for 20+ years, but it sure lo...
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Leaves of Brown

November 13, 2015 - I was going to title this one "Uh Oh!" If my memory serves me the oak leaves are among the last to fall before the white...
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Looking In

November 12, 2015 - This almost bare red maple seems to hold a special attraction for the local squirrels who sit and stare into our kitchen...
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Still Waters

November 11, 2015 - Early October; early morning, and there's a chill in the air.
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The Chill Begins

November 11, 2015 - Late September and the mornings already were getting chilly. Maybe it was a good way to begin the transition. On second...
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Falling Leaves

November 10, 2015 - Sorry to see the leaves already on the ground, 'cause I know what's coming next. It's been the better part of 20+ years...
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View from Home - 10

November 10, 2015 - And, right across the street from the front door.
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Changing Fairway

November 09, 2015 - Even the golfers stayed home today -- mid 40's and drizzle. Didn't stop me; at least not yet!!!!
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View from Home - 9

November 09, 2015 - Right outside the front walk, but no deer this morning.
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View from Home - 7

November 07, 2015 - I foresee difficulties in trying to grow anything on the lakeside of our home, but frankly, I don't give a damn as long...
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View from Home - 5

November 06, 2015 - Off the deck.
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View from Home -4

November 05, 2015 - The view toward the north from our living room. Doesn't get much better or easier than this.
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View from Home - 6

November 04, 2015 - Not a bad view if you have to be in the kitchen.
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View from Home 3

November 03, 2015 - Just outside the front door of our new home.
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View from Home - 2

November 02, 2015 - It's a bit different setting from FL, but the sunrises here also are beautiful.
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Field on Fire

November 02, 2015 - Much more comfortable for me and much brighter once the sun is up.
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View from Home -1

November 01, 2015 - It's a tough life. This is what we have to look at from the kitchen.
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In the Field

November 01, 2015 - The flora are very different from what I have become accustomed to during the past 20+ years. So is the temperature in t...
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Golden Moment

October 31, 2015 - There are bursts of color everywhere. The next 2 weeks should really bring it on.
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Falling Leaves

October 29, 2015 - The leaves and the temperatures are beginning to fall, I expect that the frequency of my photo journeys all will begin t...
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Splash of Color

October 28, 2015 - Keeps getting better; looking forward to the next few weeks.
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Scattered Color

October 27, 2015 - Up here I don't have to keep watching out for snakes and 'gators while walking the fields in the morning. Just a bit too...
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Painted Pond

October 26, 2015 - There is color at every turn.
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Autumn Progress

October 26, 2015 - It's like a living coloring book up here without the lines.
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Crimson Maple

October 26, 2015 - If you watch for a while, you can almost watch the leaves change color from the top down.
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Heading Out

October 24, 2015 - These two geese were heading north. Don't know if that's a good sign or if they need a GPS implant. Heading south makes...
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All Aglow

October 23, 2015 - No need for lights. The sun is all it takes to make the different colors jump out.
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Reflecting on Nature

October 23, 2015 - I've been told that here in SE Michigan, you're never more than seven miles from water. I'm slowly discovering some smal...
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Through the Woods

October 22, 2015 - The wind picked up and the leaves began to fall.
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Walking Tall

October 22, 2015 - Here's a long view of what we're seeing in Michigan at almost every turn. Only challenge is for me to decide where to st...
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Painted View

October 21, 2015 - There is color in every direction. I don't remember it being so vibrant up here. Must have something to do with the fact...
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Meandering

October 21, 2015 - Love driving around the back roads -- no traffic, just serenity and connected to nature.
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Branching Out

October 20, 2015 - Some of the leaves already have fallen and the bare branches are indications of what's to come. Not sure I'm ready to br...
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Contrast

October 20, 2015 - The color seems to be more intense than I recall in past years.
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Fire in the Sky

October 19, 2015 - Sun kissed maple trees are putting on quite a show.
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Awaiting the Wildlife

October 19, 2015 - No deer, no turkeys and no movement of any kind. Only movement was me when I got cold and moved on.
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Across the Pond

October 17, 2015 - Just happened upon this spot and spent the next hour wandering around. As it was afternoon it was a balmy 58 degrees, bu...
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Serenity

October 16, 2015 - The sun was up, the wind was calm and it was a balmy 39 degrees.
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Nature's Path

October 16, 2015 - High noon on the road home -- well our soon-to-be home.
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Nature's Pallette

October 15, 2015 - Primary colors and then some.
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Road Less Traveled

October 14, 2015 - Out perusing the back roads in the vicinity of where we're going to live someday soon. We don't remember the colors bein...
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Foggy Fowl

October 13, 2015 - It was chilly at sunrise. Even the ducks were slow -- just drifting -- this morning.
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Maple Magic

October 12, 2015 - Haven't seen the color change in over 20 years. It seems to take forever for me to get from point A to point B these day...
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Misty Morn

October 11, 2015 - Early autumn morning in Michigan. Clear, no humidity and 37 degrees. The ducks are out, and I'm crazy enough to be there...
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Changing

October 09, 2015 - The color still is spotty, but it's coming.
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Touched by the Sun

October 09, 2015 - Out and about before the workforce hit the road.
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View from Home

October 06, 2015 - The start of cooler weather and color change from the deck behind our northern home.
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Over and Under

October 02, 2015 - Seems this location presents great photo opportunities every time I look around. The best part is I haven't had to drive...
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Still Waters

October 01, 2015 - They say you're never more than 7 miles from water in the lower peninsula of Michigan. I'm out to see if that's a fact....
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Almost Autumn

September 06, 2015 - Here's where the new photo journey begins back in Michigan. Who knows where it will lead.
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