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Fall colors--September and October in WI

hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:02 PM
It starts out slow, with just a few of the sumac leaves beginning to turn...

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...and then colors really begin to pop!

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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:05 PM
After a while, you get so you just sit back and watch the vista change
from day to day...

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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:08 PM
It's not just the sumac.

The field thickets change...
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...and then the early maples begin to blaze.
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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:11 PM
The landscape takes on rainbow hues.

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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:13 PM
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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:17 PM
As the maples peak...

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...the sumac begins to fade out.

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The front yard becomes more muted in color, but still beautiful.

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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:21 PM
The view from the deck is more subdued...

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...and all the yards seem less flamboyant.
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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:27 PM
And just when you think the best must be over,
the late oaks are suddenly on fire!

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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:32 PM
But all good things come to an end,
and slowly but surely the colors fade...

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The raspberry offers one last auburn.
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The sumac blushes softly one last time.
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hazelrunpack
November 6th, 2010, 08:35 PM
And the landscape fades slowly into the colors of winter.

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Dee-O-Gee
November 6th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Ho-hum! Just like that fall came and went. We really didn't have a nice fall this year IMO. Too rainy. :frustrated:

I like the one picture of the shed/house with the wheel and colours. Is that like an enclosed sitting room or a shed? :shrug: Looks pretty.

Goldfields
November 6th, 2010, 10:20 PM
How beautiful is that!!? We get NONE of that here, Hazel. Oh, a few pretty leaves on the pear tree, and the mulberry, but our natives just stay green. Thank Heaven you have only one season when your trees aren't looking an absolute picture. I know Winter has its beauty too but I prefer your leafy photo's.

hazelrunpack
November 8th, 2010, 10:08 AM
I like winter trees, too--something very austere and pure about the starkness--but autumn is my favorite foliage season. :D

klm, that's the in-laws' "wood shed". It used to be a roof, two supports and a back wall on a cement foundation. It was where the past owners stored wood for their furnace. The in-laws took the concept of "wood shed" and ran with it! It's now a 3-season retreat...very nice!

luckypenny
November 8th, 2010, 12:03 PM
Your photos are poetic, Hazel. Absolutely lovely, all of them, but the 5th one is my favorite :cloud9:. And the Hazelrun prison, wow, pretty fancy :D.

luckypenny
November 8th, 2010, 12:05 PM
And the Hazelrun prison, wow, pretty fancy :D.

I should read before I write :rolleyes:.

Very pretty retreat :cloud9:.

hazelrunpack
November 8th, 2010, 11:28 PM
:laughing: I'm sure we could make room in the Hazel Run Retreat once you're out on parole! :p It's not heated, though--at least in the prison you'd be warm at night. :D