“Come said the wind to
the leaves one day,
Come o’re the meadows
and we will play.
Put on your dresses
scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone
and the days grow cold.”
– A Children’s Song of the 1880’s
Ted, Bear, Maddie and I have been taking quite a few walks through the woods this week, and the folder on my desktop labeled “Fall Photos” is filling fast. On Mackinac Island, even though the flowers of summer are so awesome, it is still the woods in autumn that just may be my favorite season for color. Leaves are not at their peak, but they are changing very rapidly. I hope you enjoy this first glimpse into the “dresses scarlet and gold” of Fall on Mackinac Island.
Jason (my oldest) and his wife Blair are flying in Thursday afternoon, and I’ll pick them up at the Pellston Airport at 3 p.m. We can’t wait to see them, and hope we get at least a couple of good days before they leave on Sunday. The Weather Channel is predicting gale-force winds on Friday, before the bottom drops out on the temperatures, and we awake to highs in the 40’s on Saturday. They live in Atlanta, and it’s still in the high 80’s and low 90’s there. They are looking forward to true Fall weather (I think they’re going to get it!).
See you Friday with the Mystery Spot, a few pics, and a little story about meeting a famous author and discovering something exciting about the new book she’s writing!