Late Summer Splendor

There is only one more week remaining of summer here in the northern hemisphere, and the signs of the approaching autumn are plentiful. It has been a memorable and rewarding four months, and it’s time again to start to prepare for the upcoming transition to the start of spring in the south. A few of the maples and most of the sumacs are beginning to show off splashes of their scarlet phase and the leaves of other trees and bushes are turning brilliant yellow and developing rusty crimson veins. The grains and grasses glow with golden light. I love this time of year, and it’s a real pleasure to be able to walk in these wonderful northern Minnesota woods and enjoy it again.

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7 Responses to Late Summer Splendor

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I am especially in love with the first photo.

  2. krikitarts says:

    I’ve often wondered why sumac groves typically seem to grow so that the ones in the middle are taller than the ones toward the outside, so that they look like distant hills. I’ve never found an answer, but it’s a big part of their charm for me. Thanks, Cindy!

  3. Peter Klopp says:

    I see fall starts early in the Minnesota woods. Beautiful fall pictures!

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Have a good journey back down south, my friend, a safe journey. Especially like the last of these photos here, very beautiful. A :)

    • krikitarts says:

      And that’s the one that I arranged according to the leaves that we had found on our hike and the ambient light at the time. I’ll take that as a special compliment, Adrian, and thanks very much for your kind words!

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