no doubt about it, there is nothing quite like autumn in michigan. when the temperature finally cools down enough to change the trees from summer green to bright yellows, oranges and reds, bursting with color and catching the sunlight, it is nothing short of awesomely beautiful. but you have to catch it when you see it, because in a matter of one week, temperatures may dip well below freezing and then the color is just gone. instead of a rainbow of colors, you just see browns.
i'm so happy to have caught these through my lens. what's more is that through a photograph, i can also stir up in my memory the warmth when standing in the sun, but coolness of the shadows; the crunch of the leaves underfoot; the laughter of the girls running through and tossing up the leaves. behold the splendor of autumn.