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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A Couple of Locals Take Time for a Leelanau Color Tour
We couldn’t resist. Not that there isn’t plenty of color between our house and Northport, There's plenty in my own yard and along the driveway and within walking distance of the house.
But in October I am always greedy for more. Monochromatic months lie ahead of us, you know, and now is the time to gorge on color. So after closing my bookstore at 5 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, David and Sarah and I took a long, meandering path that led eventually to Glen Arbor, where we stopped for picnic supplies before turning back northward to stop at Good Harbor beach for our al fresco supper.
What a day! Spectacular! Every modest little corner a blaze of bright hues! This is Fat Tuesday for the Seasonal Soul facing a long winter fast.
Last year’s color, while lovely, was nothing on this year’s. This is one for the record books. But for the really spectacular view, check out Gerry's blog! And if you want a color tour at footpath pace, see my photo blog post.