Autumn is in full swing in Michigan and the Midwest. A time to really have the camera and phone on standby, capturing the stunning scenes of Fall. It dawned on me. What does a Michigan Autumn bring? Before anything else, it brings pumpkins!
Who’s ready for some pumpkin carving, seeds, pie, bread and spiced lattes?! Yum. 🙂 In back down below you’ll see bales of hay, another staple of the season.
You can find pumpkins everywhere this time of year, but nothing is better than getting one right where they are grown, at the pumpkin patch. Find that special one for you out in the field. Maybe you’ll see Linus waiting for The Great Pumpkin. I loved watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” this time of year growing up. This is the pumpkin patch at Westview Orchards in Washington Township.
A Michigan autumn brings gourds. A gourd is a fleshy fruit with a hard outer skin, used by many this time of year as decorative ornaments. You’ll find them at stores and markets at the same rate you do pumpkins. These gourds are from the Farmers’ Market in Kerrytown in Ann Arbor.
Along with gourds, you’ll find bags and bags of apples of all kinds like these at Franklin Cider Mill in the village of Franklin.
Apples come from apple orchards and along with cider mills, are frequent spots for many on the weekends as it gets colder and the leaves start to change. Some more shots from Westview Orchards.
All these people going to cider mills. What are they going to drink and eat? Oh yeah, seeing all those apples makes sense now. You’ll see apple cider…
…and donuts! Cinnamon, powdered sugar, spiced or plain. they are usually homemade and so-so good. Both the cider and donuts pictured are from Franklin Cider Mill.
A Michigan Autumn brings tracker and hay rides and in this case leading to…
Nothing like getting lost in the cool crisp corn field…
…with blue skies above. The movie Field of Dreams suddenly came to mind. More Autumn fun at Westview Orchards.
You’ll find scarecrows about like these in downtown Plymouth.
The first thing though that you’ll notice about a Michigan and Midwest Autumn is the changing of leaves colors.
A romantic park bench Autumn setting at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton.
Fall shot across the way along Newburgh Lake and Hines Drive in Livonia.
Shot in Parshallville right across the street from Parshallville Cider Mill, an old-fashioned mill off the beaten path.
For more of my Autumn fun and colored leaf shots in Michigan and the Midwest checkout The Colors of Autumn in the Midwest.
Autumn also brings spiked cider, Halloween, haunted houses and so much more goodness. What does the Autumn season bring for you?