The Colors of Autumn in the Midwest.

It’s a time of transition in the Midwestern United States and other cooler climates. The transition between summer and winter, warm weather and cold, frappuccinos and hot apple cider, baseball and football and leaving and going to work in the sun to in the dark. It’s Autumn.

Another thing that is changing is deciduous trees are going from green and lively to bare. One of the things that makes me and many others happy is what happens in-between. Let’s call it the colors of Autumn.

Recently I’ve gone around parts of Michigan and Ohio to capture these Autumn colors. Now that’s what a hard frost looks like!

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

A close up shot of the previous tree. Orange and yellow, beautiful.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Along with frost on the ground (and car windows ahhhh) comes a cool Autumn mist hovering over the water. Well unfortunately after the leaves changing color, the time will come for them to start falling. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

It’s time to reflect on the colors. Sorry I had to say it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Please windy days stay away. All that’s left will be lots of raking.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Before that enjoy the variety of colors even on the ground…

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

…and watch them collect along curbs on the street.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Hope this squirrel can navigate the leaves to gather its nuts.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

In all seriousness, until all the leaves are on the ground, the trees are bare and winter is upon us, enjoy the colors of Autumn.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Go for walk, hike, drive or bicycle ride and soak it all in. Gotta go! Time to get back out on the open trail and capture some more color.

Midwest United States, Autumn leaf colors

Where in the Midwest or elsewhere would you recommend going to capture the colors of Autumn?

6 responses to “The Colors of Autumn in the Midwest.

  1. Great photos – we’re nearing the end of colors in Minnesota, but it’s been beautiful here too!

  2. I wish the leaves would turn down here in Houston. I’m still waiting!

    • I’ll try to send a frost or two your way haha. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have the chance to do a Midwest or Northeast trip at some point in Autumn.

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