Sunday, October 9, 2011

A drive to remember

I wandered the back roads of Michigan yesterday {and a few in Ohio} and what a glorious trip it was.
The color is spectacular right now and just perfect for taking photos.

Beautiful trees along with corn just waiting to be harvested.
A gorgeous tree ablaze in color.

This is just a little ways down the road from where we live. Maybe a mile or so.
 The farmer was combining and what a perfect photo opportunity.
I thought the bare tree was interesting standing in front of all the gorgeous colored trees.
Again...just down the road a bit...wagons in the field.
Then I came home to THIS...I hopped out of my car after turning into our driveway, aimed the camera
and took a few pics.

Beautiful...I call it God's handiwork!
Love this little building and I almost missed it. I was driving down the road a couple miles away
and saw this shed nestled back into the brush. I had to back up my car to get this photo. No one was on the
road except me, so I could take my time getting the shots I wanted.
Today hubby and I drove around the county and ended up at the Hillsdale College Arboretum
again and I snapped a few pictures there as well. Not so much color, but pretty walkways.

This was driving down a road in Ohio into a nature preserve called Goll Woods. I want to
drive back over there sometime this week and take the nature walk before all the color is gone.

Blogger  is keeping  me in a constant state of confusion as I wonder each day what issues it will have.
I have had a terrible time leaving comments on some blogs and since last night I am having problems
uploading pictures. Add that to dial-up internet and that is a recipe for disaster. This week the only blogs
 I could leave comments on are the ones that had the pop up box or the whole page, but not the ones
with the comment box under the comments.  What is a girl to do? I can’t sit here all day to leave one
or two comments, so I have to give up even though I hate to. Hopefully they will get resolved soon??


Irene said...

looks like a wonderful ride.

andrea said...

Wow, isn't Michigan grand? Was just there myself and got home today. Such lovely colors and waether up there. Love your photo of the little shed. It was my favorite! andrea@townandprairie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is beautiful.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Your photos are just fabulous, such gorgeous color! Sandi, come over and read my post on Troubleshooting from last week it will give you the answers about Blogger!! xoxo

Barb and Dell said...

What a beautiful drive. The little shed is my favorite photo also. But I really like the steps at the Arboretum too.

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! Spectacular colours. What wonderful pics. Thanks for sharing all that beauty. xx

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Love the photos. And don't worry so much about commenting, we know you are out there reading! ♥

Susie said...

sandi..loved all your pictures. fall is the most beautiful time. but it's going fast since just this last week. wow.. i was hoping for a looong autumn season.smiles to you,susie

Donna said...

What a treat to see all those beautiful photos of fall colors! You are about 1-2 weeks ahead of us here in east TN.

And shame on blogger for causing troubles! Have you reported the problem?

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi, so happy you visited me and were able to leave a comment on mine!... your photos are just stunning!!! I love all the Autumn colors and that old barn in the trees is just fabulous!... we had SNOW here the past few days, yuck!... hope you get blogger going smoothly for you soon, I see Debra left you a comment to visit her post about it... xoxo Julie Marie

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh, what beautiful colors, Sandi. You've captured the season so wonderfully. It's been so windy here the past few days that a lot of our pretty leaves ended up on the ground.

A Cottage Muse said...

Now that our trailer is closed for the season I am hoping to squeeze in a few road trips on the weekends. Hoping to see some beauty just like you shared!

June said...

Oh my gosh Sandi this color is awesome! It hasn't started to turn here yet, but I always love the riot of color that Fall brings. I have the white David phlox still blooming too. Don't you love that? The white one and one lavender that I don't know the name of blooms so late in the season and is the last one I cut back.
The hydrangeas are still on the bush and if I don't get them cut back soon I will lose the color I want in them, but it has rained for days so I haven't had the chance.
I hope you have a wonderful week Sandi!
hugs from here...

Loui♥ said...

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took a peek, liked what I saw..
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beautiful blog!!
warmest sandy hugs..
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