Happy Autumn! I love this time of year - the trees are so beautiful and seem to change colors overnight. And the color is different every year based on the weather conditions from spring throughout summer - an interesting piece of nature and science. The days right now are sunny, upper 60's to low 70's F and chilly nights in the 50's. Unfortunately, this is a short season, and those of us that live here know what is in store for us very soon! [The other 4-letter word - SNOW!]
This is the maple tree that overhangs my backyard deck. Crazy - just one colorful leaf so far!
And way out in my backyard, the wild sumac turns red practically overnight. The sumac is really pretty all along the roadsides.
On Sunday, I met a friend at a winery we both enjoy. (Yes, we have vineyards and wineries here in Minnesota and Wisconsin - a LOT of them, in fact!) This particular one is in Wisconsin, near the border with Minnesota. The colors were just beginning, so I couldn't resist a few photos. It's really so much prettier in person.
|The St. Croix River looking at Minnesota from Wisconsin|
|Chateau St. Croix Winery, modeled after a Chateau in France|
|Grapes growing in Wisconsin|