Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Color time is the best!

Where are the colors? There are many web sites telling of the color at a percentage and will peak at this date or that date. But want to know right now where the colors are??? Look to the NOAA Satellite shot of the Lake Superior Region. Nothing is more COOL then a shot of the earth from space and what is more COOL then Lake Superior. Next week I'm off to the North Shore of Minnesota and excited about it. Colors look to be peaking on the ridges but will be changing soon along the lake shore. There is not much better then a cruise up HWY 61 in cool weather with colorful leaves on one side of the road and Lake Superior on the other side. I'm thankful to be able to do it and have the time. The car is serviced with a new set of radials, I'm ready to go.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Copper Harbor Michigan

Had a wonderful September week in Copper Harbor Michigan. The weather was wonderful after a gale just before our arrival. The power had been out for 36 hours which was a real problem for local restaurants. We had one windy night and then very great weather. You could see all the way from the Keweenaw to the Minnesota North shore from Brockway Mountain Drive. On the way down I took this shot of the Village of Copper Harbor. We hit each restaurant and each shop.Visited Fort Wilkins State Park and the Lighthouse. We did our part to keep the economy of the U.P going forward. I was proud to buy some souvenirs and some great books at the local shops. I took hundreds of photos and will post them in the coming months. But first its off to the North Shore of Minnesota again for the fall colors. Again taking more photos for posting this winter on the Blog.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The fall to come

There is alot of talk about that it could be a outstanding fall for color this year. The leaves are beginning to change already but it's awhile before peak. Moisture and other conditions are factors to the good leaf color. I make my best guess and hope we hit the peak on our planned trip up the North Shore of Minnesota. Then you hope for a cool crisp sunny Autumn day. Click on the link below for the fall color report.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Make a run for the border............

Not to Taco Bell for dinner, how about running to Grand Portage for the Grand Opening of the new Visitor Center! And of course High Falls and wonderful fall colors.