Sunday, October 17, 2010

Michigan Colors

A few weeks ago, I heard a radio announcer do a top 5 list, of the best places to go for Fall color. They were:
5) Central Park in New York
4) Pennsylvania
3) Colorado
2) Michigan
1) Vermont

I was pretty happy to hear we made it in second place, and have to agree that it is beautiful here in the Fall. This year our colors are better than ever. They say the weather has been perfect for giving us the best color we've seen in over 10 years. We've had lots of sunny days and cool nights.
I've been oohing and ahhing as I drive anywhere, and my camera has been getting a workout!
I'm also praising God for the beauty He has placed around us!
Here's a few pictures to show you what I'm talking about. These were all taken within 15 minutes of my home.


























I'm thinking you all need to come for a visit!

24 comments:

Aspiemom said...

It looks so beautiful! It's so dry here that we have smoldering fires popping up everywhere and the trees are dropping there leaves w/o much color. So sad. So I'm really enjoying seeing Fall through MI this year!

Karin said...

Thanks for taking me along on your picture taking tour. Just loved it!

Kat said...

JEALOUS!

Hugs,
Kat

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

You're right! It is gorgeous in the fall in Michigan. I've heard that it's beautiful here in Oregon during the fall too so I'm anxious to see it burst with color.

Nancy said...

Gotta admit fall is beautiful, just don't like the next season so much!!

Patti said...

I'm with Nancy...gorgeous right now, but I'm not sure about the next season!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Simply stunning Mari!!! Yep, Colorado is one place to see great Autumn colors, but I think what you've shared, you have CO beat. Love the bridges best.

As for the miners' safe room....I thought the very same, but it seems to me that we Americans never even consider the small workers and their safety.

Just Mom said...

Oh yeah? Well we have subzero wind chills and lots of icicles in the winter, so there. ;-P


Absolutely gorgeous, Mari! :-D

Lynn said...

Beautiful! God is so amazing!

Momma Roar said...

I love the colors of fall! And I'm so glad I live where I can experience it!

Mari said...

I agree...the colors are gorgeous. Better than we saw in IN.

I will be up soon, okay? :)

Melissa in Mel's World said...

So incredibly beautiful Mari, Michigan is absolutely gorgeous this time of year! Thanks for sharing this pics! ~ Melissa

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Simply beautiful! Thanks Mari, for sharing all these wonderful photos.

I'm Sadie said...

I agree, GORGEOUS! WE don't have anything like that around here! Great photos too! Thanks for sharing!

Angel said...

Beautiful!! Ours aren't all turned yet. Love it when they are.

Have a great day!

Brooke said...

wow! incredible shots mari!!

since we're a little further south our leaves are just now starting to change. peak for them is usually the last week in October, first of November.

Connie said...

Breath-taking pictures. I agree this year is the best!

Betty said...

I agree. I need to come for a visit! Love the colors. Especially the yellow!

Cherdecor said...

Our fall does not look like yours at all. Maybe we will have another chance next year.

Raise Them Up said...

Wowza! That very first tree is spectacular! We have a few of them here, too. But I'd give just about anything to have one in my back yard. Your pictures were beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Crown of Beauty said...

Oh, MAri...thanks for taking time to share the photos!


They are all so beautiful...beyond words.

Fall is my favorite time of the year!

Love
Lidj

Saija said...

so lovely! you guys get more colour than we do ... great photo's!

Shelly said...

We do live in a beautiful State! God has given us so much beauty to look at and appreciate.
YOUR pictures are great!

Deb said...

So beautiful!! Wonderful pictures, I love the Fall season so much!!