When autumn comes to Michigan, we are treated with a spectacular array of colors
in various hues of red, yellow, green and gold all over the landscape.
As a local Realtor, I frequently travel roads all over the Battle Creek and Calhoun County area, and I find myself often in awe at the beauty of it all.
I really love this time of year, and consider it very special and unique. The weather starts to get cooler, and nights are colder when autumn comes to Michigan, but the beauty of the leaves on the trees in inescapable. Knowing that soon they will be all gone, and there will be people busily working in their yards raking and burning leaves as winter creeps in behind it.
When autumn comes to Michigan I find myself trying to catch the last breath of summer, and take advantage of any hint of a warm day, knowing it will soon be gone for awhile. However, as an amateur photographer, I really do love this time. Although
perhaps people driving behind me on a country road are annoyed when I pull off to take photos, I still cannot pass up taking that compelling photo when I see a chance. I have come to realize that if I pass it up when autumn comes to Michigan, if I wait a few days to go back and get the shot because I am in a hurry to get to my next appointment, everything has changed.
So I try to keep my camera handy at all times, and catch what I can, when I can. I never tire of looking at the splendor of the many hues of gold, yellow, and red that offers such a variety and mix, and it changes at every turn.
So when autumn comes to Michigan, despite the reminder of ‘winter is coming soon’ I still take time to admire the beauty.