I drive past this area almost everyday. I have been waiting for the leaves to really change to vibrant colors. Well, I don't think that's going to happen this year, so yesterday I happened to be going past it in the late afternoon. I decided that even if the colors aren't brilliant, it's still a lovely scene especially at that time of day. I'll still keep checking everyday for more color, but I think this is it for this year anyway.
There is still a ways to go before peak color in this image, but the colors present made for a nice reflection on the lake. The color is changing so rapidly. I have to go out everyday or I'm afraid I'll miss something.
A nice spread of wings on this male Monarch Butterfly. I happened upon this guy the same day I saw, and photographed the rattlesnake. In fact it was just moments later. What a change photographing a rattlesnake then switching mental modes to shoot a delicate Monarch Butterfly!
The morning I took this it started out cloudy. I didn't think I was going to be able to get anything. I kept waiting though, and finally the clouds started to break up, and the sun burst through casting it's wonderful reflection on Lake Huron. I was so happy all that time spent sitting patiently and waiting didn't go to waste!
On the shores of Lake Huron a nice place to sit and gaze out on the lake, observe nature all around you, and really get into the fantastic varieties of rocks. This was such a great day. The early morning fog had cleared, and the air was crisp, and cool! You can notice in this image where people have piled certain rocks on top of each other in different locations. I see this all over the place. I'm sure it means something, but I don't know what it is. LOL!
Traveling down the road not too far from Whitefish Point. I was seeing that some of the fog we'd been having all day was nearly gone. I was getting a much better view of all the fall color that lined the road. Searching for a good vantage point to take some photos proved challenging, so I jumped nearly into the middle of the road, and got off this shot as a car was coming towards me in the distance. You can see his headlights through the left over fog , way down the road!
Walking along the shore of Lake Superior I found a sandbar. Someone previously there had placed stones going from the shore to the sandbar itself. There were huge storm clouds looming overhead which gave the whole scene a wild but lovely feeling. I took this image and many more before crossing over to the sandbar to get more images of the lake and sky.