Sunday, October 14, 2018

October Ice from High Falls

Well, this is the earliest start to ice season that I can recall.  Usually I don't get pictures like this until partway through November.  Lately, however, the conditions have already been ripe for creating scenes like this.  High water levels in the Pigeon River combined with cold overnight temperatures makes for a lot of freezing spray and mist.  Every piece of vegetation within reach of that spray and mist ends up looking like this.  

Saturday, October 13, 2018

November in October

What a crazy fall it's been.  It kind of feels like the last half of September and first half of October were taken away and replaced with November.  High winds, cold temperatures, snow and copious amounts of rain have replaced what is often one of the nicest times of the year.  However, even with the dreary weather we've had a beautiful fall.  The leaf colors were really nice this year.  And right now all the rivers are running at levels comparable to spring runoff.  

The Pigeon River, for example, has risen 4 feet in the last 5 days.  The high water means there's a lot of mist and at night it's been dipping below freezing so that mist is creating ice on a lot of the vegetation surrounding High Falls.  We often see this happening in November and December but I've never seen it happen this early before.  It sure is pretty!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Maple Detail

The variety of color in the leaves this year has been nothing short of amazing. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Looking down into the forest

Looking down at an autumn forest from a fire tower provides a unique perspective.  I love the variety of trees and mix of color in this photo.  We had very strong winds last night which makes me wonder how many of these leaves are still clinging to the trees today. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Vibrant Drive

I can't get over how good the colors are this year!  It's been a few years since they've been this vibrant so it's good to see them that way again.  Almost every dirt road you drive down right now has a lot of beauty to be experienced.  It's a good time to go get lost in the woods (not literally lost, but you know what I mean)... 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Autumn Paradise

The fall colors are pretty darn spectacular this year and they've changed a lot in the past few days.  Yesterday I posted a picture from this same location which was taken on September 26th.  This one was taken on the 29th.  Get out and enjoy the beauty while it lasts!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Northwoods Autumn Sunset

The fall colors so far seem to be quite a bit better than last year.  Colors are getting really "punchy" and vibrant. Last year most of the maple leaves seemed to just turn brown then fall off the trees.  This year there is a quite bit more color variety and the leaves seem to be hanging on a little longer than usual.