The colors are changing and definitely don’t look like spring green any more. Leaves are dropping and catching on the bow of my canoe. People tell me that leaves are dropping due to the drought or because trees along the river turn color first. My take is that none of this happened in April/May and it’s going to increase soon.
Pics taken yesterday on a Michigan river just 25 miles north of our house and interesting that it showed signs of flooding while our local rivers are low.
No color up here in northern MI, except for all the trees that have drowned because of high water. Those leaves turned last month and continually fall. High winds the past couple of days sped up the process.
Major difference in air temps, though. Daytime highs are in the high 50s, low 60s. Night time in the 40s. No paddling away from home this weekend because too many people are up here for the last hurrah of the summer.
Lots of beautiful autumn days of paddling ahead, made even better with uncluttered launch sites.
Just got back from midcoast Maine. No color change to speak of there yet, just a little orange on maple trees. But the birds are going over. Loons are more of a mottled grey where they are black and white w good definition in summer. I saw two Laughing Gulls one of which had a face going white and the other fully white head. Guillemots starting to fade from black. I always enjoy seeing these changes.
Feels like we skipped fall and went straight to winter in Colorado! Multiple passes closed yesterday because of snow and ice. Our high today will be in the mid-40s. We just got really cold rain and sleet, but parts of the state got over a foot of snow.
The last two mornings haven’t become saunas until almost noon. The entire month for that it felt like a sauna even before the sun came up. That is fall in central Florida.
First cold front usually doesn’t come until Halloween. I know that from first grade when my costume had shorts and short sleeves and the night dropped into the forties. Been keeping track since then and it is a usually.