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