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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Autumns Smile

We've had an unusual Autumn here in Michigan. It seems to have lasted much longer than usual! It seems the weather has been just right to allow the leaves to stay on the trees longer and to make the colors change at a slower rate.
Here's a few more pictures of what it looks like around here.









I've really enjoyed all this beauty, but I'm afraid it's almost done. The temperature really dropped in the last 24 hours and they say the snow may be coming in a week or two.
I'll leave you with a quote I read this week that I thought summed it up well.

"Autumn, the years last, loveliest smile"
William Cullen Bryant

25 comments:

chezzy louise said...

autumn and winter, the most beautiful seasons here in Michigan. and this autumn has been exceptionally beautiful, i love looking out in my yard and seeing the leaves scattered all over. :)

LuAnn said...

your pictures make me smile!!

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Oh, I love that quote and he is one of my favorite poets.

I once visited his home in New England and was enthralled.

Your photos are just terrific, too!

It is easy to fall in love with fall. :)

Sylvia said...

That top picture is quite extraordinary isn't it? Looking so wonderful. Enjoy it for now!

septembermom said...

Lovely quote and beautiful pictures! Autumn is my favorite time of year. After our latest snowstorm, I really hold onto those pretty pictures.

sara said...

so beautiful!!!!

Connie said...

It is beautiful around here; we need to take the time to enjoy it

Just Mom said...

Lovely, lovely pics.

We've been blessed with a gorgeous autumn too. And yes, snow is right around the corner for us as well.

Anita said...

I lived in Pontiac one year when I was in 6th grade. Still have family in Michigan, but haven't been there is awhile. It seemed to me that it went straight from summer to winter, but your beautiful pictures prove me wrong. :)

MissKris at A Shelter from the Storm recently moved from Oregon to Michigan and loves it. You've proably seen her comments here and there, or you may already be familiar with her blog.

Christina said...

We had a long autumn too because of the short summer. I imagine we will be in for colder weather too. Beautiful autumn pics.

Karen said...

You take such beautiful pictures, Marie. I love seeing photos of autumn. We don't get as much of the reds and oranges here in Colorado. And we've already had a couple of snowstorms, so the trees are looking rather bedraggled.

Brooke said...

ours are still beautiful too. thanks for sharing the photos! :)

Sadie said...

LOVE the quote and I wanted to say I have been reading and loving all your pics. At work I can't comment, but I wanted to say your pics and your town is gorgeous!

Julieann said...

Beautiful pictures Mari! I have Fall pictures for my screen saver, yours are so much prettier:)

A Stone Gatherer said...

It has been a beautiful fall! And I love that poem!!!

Shelly said...

Wow! The years last lovely smile! That is an iteresting quote.

I love the pictures, especially the one with the white fence.

AJ said...

Beautiful colors of fall!

geetlee said...

a beautiful quote and lovely photographs!
stay warm :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, most certainly a piece of heaven on earth. These are all stupendous Mari.

Abe Lincoln said...

Your photos in this post are really nice.

Sandra said...

I think it's the one thing I miss the most, watching the leaves change colors. UGH now you have to buckle up for snow and I know how much you guys get there. Stay warm :)

Carol said...

Great comment and such beautiful colours in the trees. I love autumn!

Darla said...

i like that quote! it's so true. i love the pictures as well. you guys have the prettiest autumns up north.

Dena said...

Wow - it is gorgeous!

Dena said...

ps - you need to change your about you..it's missing someone!!