Sunday, September 23, 2007

Autumn Splendor

Wes and I have just returned from a weekend trip to our cabin in the UP of Michigan. It's our job to close up the place for the winter, and we used to do this over the Labor Day weekend, but found out a few years back that we were missing out on the best show ever...the fall colors! This year we were in for a real treat...great fall colors AND gorgeous weather with temps in the 60's and 70's! On our way to the cabin, we stopped by a pumpkin farm in Wisconsin. Now we are all set with colorful pumpkins and gourds to decorate our home and front porch. It's been an extremely dry summer there, and the levels of the lake are down considerably. On Saturday, we had a first ever: walking around the entire lake on its shoreline. We saw fallen tree trunks, rock formations and the beauty of a lake bottom never before seen. Today (Sunday) we took a break from our work to walk the back stretch of the lake for about a mile. (This walk around the lake is about 6 miles, so we cut it short due to work.) Though we have been coming north for so many years now, sometimes the beauty of it all can take ones breath away!

8 comments:

Jed and Anne said...

Great pictures, mom. Were all of those pictures seriously from Golden Lake? It's hard to believe. I hope that we get a ton of snow up there this year so the lake is higher next year. This is crazy, especially about the lagoon.
p.s. I will try to send Jed to pick up the book from Dad's office as I have curriculum night tonight and will not be back in Chi-town until almost 9pm.

The Lindahl News said...

Anne, yes these are all pictures from the lake. Hard to believe, huh? In parts at the other end, we felt like we were at Lake Superior with all the rocks!

andie said...

Such beautiful pictures!

Deb, you are quite the photographer. Fancy slide show, too. Very impressive.

Katie said...

So I made a blog, Deb! I have no idea how to subscribe to your blog or make a link or anything to yours so let me know how to do it.

The address of mine is http://kdixon32.blogspot.com/

Cherith said...

I love your life, Deb. You and Wes live well, celebrating beautiful, simple pleasures like the shadow of you and your hubs.

Spirit Bear said...

breathtaking! Especially on a sweltering day like today. What a perfect weekend.

simplicity said...

gorgeous pics and I agree with cherith...you know how to live.

melissa said...

love it! you've inspired me....steve and i are now planning to hit the road (before those leaves all fall!) and enjoy the fall colors.