Sep 28-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: September: Sep 28-07
Brilliant colors    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Frederick
Autumn orange    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Rebecca Frederick
Distant view    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by E. Neil Harri

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:37 am:

Autumn has definitely arrived and the colors are springing up in various areas around the U.P., as shown in today's photos. Those top two shots were taken down here on the ground, by Rebecca Frederick, with an "up-close" view that shows us each and every vein of the leaves. Then from a few steps back, so you can take in a bit more of the scenery. Finally we get much, much further away, with E. Neil Harri, to view the trees down below that are dotting Baraga County with color. Sit back and bask in the splendor of Fall around the Keweenaw Peninsula

By F.F. (Flipflop) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:39 am:

What a beautifis Day !

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:40 am:

Our leaves won't change for about another month. Those are gorgeous. Love 'em Mary.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:42 am:

Best time of the year!
Mr. Deb

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:52 am:

Those shots are gorgeous. When we were there 2 years ago in October, the colors were like this. Are they early this year, or were they late that year?

I remember back in grade school when we'd have to collect leaves for class. Every year we had the same project and none of us seemed to mind, probably because they were so beautiful and always smelled so good.

By Therese (Therese) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:58 am:

Some trees are coloring early this year thanks to the drought. Trees are stressed and are dumping their leaves early. Then again, there are some trees that always turn earlier than the herd. I remember a maple on H58 through the Pictured Rocks area that always had one branch flaming red in August. Every year. This year many leaves are just turning brown and drying, giving up on the season.

By Pam & Jim - Calumet (Pjgrill) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:00 am:

Good Morning. Drove up to Copper Harbor yesterday afternoon and could not believe the beautiful color, after the very dry summer was wondering what we could expect, guess the rains of September sure did wonders. Have a great wweekend.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:09 am:

We have quite a few colors here but not quite that much.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:14 am:

BEAUTIFUL! Take me there!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:18 am:

About 2 weeks from now, Eastern Iowa will be pretty colorful. A drive along the Mississippi is my version of leaf looking, not quite like Lake Superior though. (sigh)

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:19 am:

Oh be there!!! Leaves in N/W IL do not show much promise of changing color this year...just dropping off.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:19 am:

Hope we don't have a big wind come UP and blow all those beautiful leaves down before I come UP next Thursday.

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:40 am:

Oh, to be in UP this time of year! Can't this year. Big Gro-o-oa-n! But next year!!!!!

Beautiful pictures.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:57 am:

MARY- "SIT BACK AND BASK IN THE SPLENDOR OF FALL AROUND THE KEWEENAW" you really know how to rub it in for those of us not U.P. there,lol,,, wish I could leave right now, fine choice of words, Im jealous, but Detroit is beautiful, right?

By Dr. Nat (Drnat) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 08:58 am:

Thanks for making me more homesick than ever!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 09:10 am:

Beautiful pictures! I especially love the aerial photo; thank you, Neil!

Mary, I am wondering if these photos are these current ones, as in are they an accurate representation of the current status of the color UP there, or are we enjoying photos from previous years? Part of my curiosity is wondering what the color might be up there for Mich Tech parents who might go up for Family Weekend in two weeks? Thanks.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 09:16 am:

Oops. I did a lousy editing job. The first sentence in the second paragraph should read, "Mary, I am wondering if these photos are current ones, so that they show an accurate representation of the color UP there now, or are we enjoying photos from previous years?".

Either way, they are beautiful pictures, and I love them. I am just curious to know, in case other Mich Tech parents might ask about the color status for Family Weekend two weeks from now. Many thanks!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 09:27 am:

The colors of Upper Peninsula was a topic on the Today Show yesterday with Matt Lauer. Here is the link:

By Ken Scheibach (Kscheibach) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 09:47 am:

Marianne, The third photo is from this fall. Please go to Neil's album and see for yourself. You will also see some of the most beautiful moose photos. One of his photos has 4 bulls. 2 sparring and 2 thinking about it. Great colorful photo of the Sturgeon River gorge taken on the 25th.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:14 am:

I'd place currency that these photos are current. But then i'am on my way to Cherokee,N.C. to gamble later on.When my 1st.wife and I married it was the middle of October.The color was in full then,1972.So we would gamble on going U.P. at that time of year,leave-ing from Southfield.It always worked to see it in full color.Can't say that about the marriage.Now my 2nd.wife, she was up there all the time.The 3rd.used to go U.P. before she met me,and loved to head U.P. as much as we could.My 4th.wife never been N. of Pontiac til she met me,and don't care if she ever goes N.of it again.And now that I have all the time to go,She says," GO!,don't come back!" I think she means it? I wonder what 5th. wife is going to be like? I'd like to act like one of those beautifull trees and leave right now.After all it is hunting season.When dose doe season open? It is so nice to come to Pasty Cenrtal to read and write about life in the U.P. and life of folks dreams of going home.Thanx for the memories,i'am a Pisces,i feel like a fish out of water.I'am going to cry.Maybe I should have wrote this on the cute What's Up Page.For some of us it's hard to stay on topic.Just read between the lines.

By Matt Sohrweide (Gomer) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:26 am:

I can't make it tot he UP this weekend but I would be able to the next. Does anyone have a sense of whether the colors will still be good in the Houghton area the weekend of October 5th-7th?

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 10:57 am:

Good morning..i absolutely love the bottom picture...the Aspens are really the only major change in leaves around here.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 12:21 pm:

One website for fall colors in Michigan says they expect peak color in the U.P. in about a week. Here is a website for a foliage report, too.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 12:50 pm:

That last picture looks like the Huron Mountains.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 02:32 pm:

Look at the bottom photo. See the orange colored leaves on the tree in the middle of that photo; see it??? That's where I'm at right now on this Friday afternoon.

Well, at least in mind......

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Friday, September 28, 2007 - 04:46 pm:

The bottom pic was taken last week just south of the Huron mountains. There are nice pockets of color when you get inland from the big lake.I like it when there is still some green. Green is a color too.The tops of the knobs are bare. They were just so dry this year. The leaves just turned brown and fell off. Baraga, Iron and Marquette counties are near the peak. Keweenaw and Houghton are about 60-70% as of today.

By Douglas J (Navigator) on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 05:28 am:

Trees here in South NJ have just started to get a slight hint of color. Within 2 weeks they will spring into color. Were still picking Tomatoes in the garden so the cold weather has not arrived. I'm a native of Michigan so I mis the changes in Covington in the North and the Changes in the Ypsilati and Ann Arbor areas too!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 02:47 pm:

I love the way some maple leaves will have 2 colours like the pic
near the top. Good pic!

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