Fall and falling leaves

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It is now October 9th and the fall clean up and bulb planting has not begun. The last week or so has been rain and rain and more rain. There is so much to do but I have not been willing to plant in mud or cut soggy dying plants.

IMG_6549.jpgSo I have been walking – both here in the city of Minneapolis and up on the northern border of Wisconsin – out in the woods. The colors are wonderful. Could they have been brighter with warm days, bright sun and cool nights? Maybe be but it does not matter the trees put on a good show every fall.

Walking the rainy streets and hidden paths in IMG_6548.jpgmy neighborhood brought me colors of reds, yellows and orange with green left in for accents.

The canopy of leaves on the hidden path by Grass Lake change of color tones completely. This path is still holding on a some green leaves. It is sheltered and bit warmer due to the traffic on the freeway near by. IMG_6544.jpg

 

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Other places on the walk hold more color although the leaves are falling fast with the rain.

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In the north woods of Wisconsin the moisture of the last weeks brought out the color of the trees but also the mushrooms and lichens.

We will hope for planting weather next week. I am off to the North Shore of Lake Superior this weekend to see what it has to offer in fall glory.

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About Joanne Toft

I am a retired Minneapolis Public School teacher. I walk, garden, help in schools and write. Life is good!
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4 Responses to Fall and falling leaves

  1. arjeha says:

    One of the reasons I enjoy Fall so much is the changing colors. A walk on trails of a drive through the mountains enjoying the colors of nature is a perfect way to spend some time.

  2. Terje says:

    What a symphony of colors!

  3. Trina Haase says:

    Fall in the Midwest is so breathtaking! I, too, have been enjoying The colors of Wisconsin fall, but I have not appreciated all the effects of rain!

  4. Great colors reflected in your pictures! We’ve had so much here in the mid-west, haven’t we? My husband and I drove to Fargo this past weekend and the colors were great as we drove through the Twin Cities. Enjoy Lake Superior.

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