Monday, 1 October 2012

LIFE: A Friday in Autumn

So on Friday we ended up having a picnic and a gorgeous walk around a couple of lakes to admire the gorgeous changes in colour of all the trees. But Friday didn't set out to be that way, Joe went to work, or at least he'd told me he was. In fact he'd booked the day off so we could have a long weekend together for my birthday and ended up knocking on our apartment door by 9:30 with a huge bunch of roses. We headed off to the Indian Springs Metropark and had a picnic all prepared by Joe too. He's certainly for keeps.

Metroparks are great for wildlife, especially at Indian Spring were we've already spotted wild turkeys on a previous visit but this time alongside seeing countless chipmunks we saw sunbathing frogs and turtles, all up for just lounging around while I grabbed their portraits.

Autumn has always been one of my favourite times of the year but the colours the leaves are changing here in Michigan is certainly something else. From burnt reds, oranges to yellows a single tree can be three colours. And just hearing the crunch of leaves underfoot is always a delight.


  1. Gorgeous pictures, the autumnal colours look amazing! Hope you had a lovely birthday weekend :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  2. Sounds like you had a wonderful Friday, and the pictures are so gorgeous, Rachael! I'm a fan of the one with the little froggie and the turtle! Such great shots!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  3. Just beautiful, I wish there was somewhere like this near where I live

  4. Happy Birthday! Love the photographs.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. What a beautiful place! Your pictures are lovely :)

  6. beautiful pictures! Happy Birthday friend!

  7. Stunning photography, I love the changing colour of leaves and appearance of autumn. Happy Belated Birthday xxx

  8. Gorgeous photos especially the turtle and the frog! Happy Birthday! x

  9. Aw look at the cute turtle and frog! Gorgeous pics!

  10. Wow, all those colours and the wildlife! Beautiful photos.

  11. These photos are beautiful. Aw how cute is your boyfriend, most definitely for keeps!! Happy Birthday, I'm glad you had such a lovely day :)
    Love Becky xx

    1. Yeap - he's actually my husband hehe

  12. beautiful - you guys live in a great area for fall it seems! the midwest really does excel at fall - with the colors changing and the weather. i love it for that

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  13. Beautiful photos-this turtle is sooo cute! I love fall too-all these changes in nature are so magic and inspiring!

  14. Your photos are stunning! Happy birthday :)

  15. Gorgeous photos, hope you had a lovely time & a fab birthday! xx