After watching the sun rise and burn off the fog on the flowage I was able to capture some of the fall colors. It was not yet peak but it was probably as good as it was going to get this year.
It was a beautiful fall morning when my wife and I stopped at Gile Flowage to watch the sunrise. When we arrived there was fog over the flowage providing for some interesting photography opportunities.
One of my favorite fall photography locations is Gile Flowage just outside Hurley, Wisconsin. Normally I stop out at the flowage for sunrise but this trip I had a little time in the evening so I drove out for some sunset photos. The leaves were not at peak but they were still colorful.
Various fall shots in the Black River Harbor area.
Black River Harbor Beach
Black River Harbor Breakwater
We visited the Black River Harbor late in the day. I knew that Rainbow Falls would be in the shade so we decided to hike over to the falls.
Trail to Rainbow Falls
Fall Colors Black River Harbor
Today I saw the first of the Dark-eyed Juncos. We have been seeing them in our travels to northern Wisconsin but this is the first one I’ve seen on the farm. They are one of the few birds that leaves in the summer and returns in the fall.
When visiting the Ironwood, Michigan area in the fall I love to drive down to the Black River Harbor to photograph the fall reflections in the water. These were taken on previous visits.
This year it was difficult to photograph the reflections because the fall colors were a couple of weeks behind normal and there was so much water running in the river that it created a lot of foam. As a result I spent most of my time photographing the foam patterns as the foam floated down the river.
The last flower to bloom in the fall is the New England Asters. It is often possible to find bees clinging to the asters on a cold fall morning.
Opening of the milkweed seed pods are a sure sign of fall on the farm.
The leaves were just starting to turn color when we made an early fall visit to Bond Falls. It was a rainy day so we didn’t stay long.
Bond falls lends itself to black and white photography so I took a few black and white photos of the waterfalls.