More Fall Color

The fall color in northern Michigan has been spectacular this year.  I took these photos a few weeks ago, and am finally getting them posted.  

This first group of photos is at the Grass Lake State Forest Campground located west of Interlochen about 3 miles off the paved road, just off Reynolds Rd.  There were no campers on this cloudy day.  The campground is along the Betsie River.  

About 2.5 miles further down Reynolds Road is a bridge over the Betsie River.  A friendly off-duty mail carrier told us about the bridge and that we would likely see salmon spawning in the river there.  We were not disappointed.  Here are some of the pictures of the fish we saw and views of the river.  

The next day we got in our last kayak paddle of the season.  The trees around the lake were in full display of color.  Now, the kayaks are pulled into the shed for the winter waiting for next spring’s adventures.

As of today, there are still lots of leaves in the trees, but the vibrant colors have passed.  No more bright yellows and reds, but mostly deep yellows and browns.  The oak trees will likely hang on to their leaves through the winter as usual. 

But, even though we have had snow up here already, winter is not here, yet.  Today is a sunny, windy, and a warm 70 degrees.  Let’s make the most of the season.


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  1. Sandy Adams November 4, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

    Oh Mark. Your photos are magnificent as always. They make me home sick for the great north woods of Michigan.
    Thanks for taking them and sharing with us.

  2. Eleanor J.Fry November 4, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

    Very beautiful,interesting pictures Mark.I love them all.Thanks again for posting.

  3. Barb November 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

    Amen! I echo Sandy’s sentiments! Glorious!

  4. Michelle Alexander November 4, 2020 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh Mark, your photography is superb. Love these pictures. You and your sister and your wife are very talented. Thanks for sharing.

    Michelle Alexander

  5. Chuck & Cheryl Tobey November 5, 2020 at 10:49 am #

    Always love your pictures! Did U guys move? CT

  6. Mara November 5, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

    Beautiful photos! We have really had a wonderful fall this year…and these warm temperatures are a nice bonus.

  7. Sandra Adams December 27, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

    What a remarkable sky and magnificent photo.
    You are a master photographer! I also loved your fall colors

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