Okay. This seemed like such a great idea when I first began: photo-documenting the weekly change in the leaves, as seen from my house. Problem is. . . I started too early in the season. Although leaves are changing color everywhere, the changes from my chosen views are just not that drastic. Yet.
See? Here's the view from my front porch. Still mostly green.
And here's the view from my driveway. Still mostly green.
And here's the view from my basement sliding door. Definitely the best of the views, but still not exploding with color. . . as I had hoped.
Still, the colors around me are beautiful! If I shift my view on the porch just slightly to the left, I can see this.
And my neighbor's tree is practically glowing right now!
And my own garden is showing some color. Here is one of my dwarf fothergillas -- turning red on the leaf margins.
The changes are coming. Just . . . not quite yet.
So, as "bonus footage" to my rather lackluster color watch, I offer these fall shots from the Lake Michigan shore in Holland, Michigan. Brian and I visited the Hope College campus yesterday (this one is looking promising -- it was his second visit!), and then stopped by the lake before driving home. It was cold and windy and rainy, but always beautiful.
They must be getting ready to paint the lighthouse (named "Big Red"). . . because it's not usually scraped up that way.
I love the lake and the beach - in all seasons and all types of weather.
The waves were up yesterday. In fact, there were surfers!
It was a nice little stop for a mom and her son. . . and their cameras!
Have a great weekend!