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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Awe-inspiring U.P. Color!

If you missed my last blogpost,
drop below this one to see
more autumn pictures of the U.P.

The last blogpost highlighted
some pictures
near Copper Harbor, Michigan.



Today,
we have more of the same for you!


There was a beaver pond
that I could see
from the top
of Brockway Mountain

So I zoomed in
with my zoom lens for
some closeups:





There is just something
about
the raw beauty of a wild beaver pond:








Most of the year, beaver ponds
are teaming with wildlife.

Unfortunately, I couldn't spot any
from this high up!:








The pond was narrow and long...
and I imagined it full of ducks migrating through
and maybe some brook trout.

But I thought I'd better not climb down THIS far
to catch it all with my camera:



A few days later,
we took some local woods' roads
to find some close-up
and personal autumn color.

We weren't disappointed!:

Again, depending on where
we went,
the autumn color was in different stages
and
different blends of colors.

Some had more oranges or more reds..
or were still a mix of green and yellows:



It is all so fleeting...

I think that is why I am always
SO AMAZED
at
nature's beauty.

It gives us little glimpses of heaven...

one
piece
at
a
time.....



I hope you
see
glimpses
of
heaven
whereever
you
are
today, too.

16 comments:

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Joanie M said...

Gorgeous! Every last one of them!

Cher' Shots said...

Once again, beautiful. I love how you put that "it gives us little glimpses of heaven; one piece at a time." Yes, nature is amazing!

Alan Burnett said...

What glorious colours. I suspect you are a couple of weeks nearer Autumn (Fall?) than we are put your pictures fill me full of anticipation for what's to come.

COUNTRY GAL said...

Beautiful photos ! Hubby and I love hiking in the fall, the air is soo fresh and the colors are amazing for us to photograph, we both love photography and ususally end up being goofy by him taking pics of me taking pics of him lol some time during the hikes ! Have a great day !

Linda Reeder said...

Summer on the UP certainly goes out with a blaze of glory!
I just got a glimpse of a pink sunrise through the trees here by my upstairs window. It is going to be a sunny day here in Seattle, a glory of its own.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

WOW, what wonderful shots and from so high up, it's even more stunning! Loved these and I love the UP, I just don't get up there as often as I'd like to!

I'm new to your blog, and enjoying looking around!
Ü
Joni

Eva Gallant said...

Isn't the beauty of nature amazing?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Joan especially the ones showing the road and woods....WOW!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Arti said...

Those are so beautiful... Heavenly:)

Loree said...

What gorgeous colours. Nature is so awe-inspiring. I love how the trees turn colour there.

MISTAYA said...

What amazing color you have all around you. Thank you so much for sharing this with those of us who don't have such color to enjoy! Gail

Wanda..... said...

Such a beautiful expance of trees, Joan!

Country Mouse Studio said...

wonderful fall photos

Brian Miller said...

wow. you can see the color even more in the distance shots...woul be cool to see a beaver...love the winding road pics too.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful, beautiful colors. You are starting to make me a little jealous of all of your beautiful colors, LOL! I want our leaves to change.

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