As you can tell from my post title, I do not know what to call this! It is October 21st, and I just wanted to post a not about the month.
We started out pretty warm this month, making peak foliage come a bit late, which in turn, did not help our bird hunters. Then we had a freeze and things started to rapidly change.
We have had mega rains and wind changing peak into past peak in about a weeks time, barely able to enjoy the colors this year. We went for reds, oranges and yellow to mustard and brown.
As for our bird hunters! Once it got cold and the leaves fell, they, well those who were here this past week, said this has been the best bird season for them!
We have had temps in the low 30s this weekend and chill factor of about 28. Even some snow flurries.
What an odd autumn. Well, it has been an odd year for weather in general.
Hopefully, we will have a snowy winter. Get those sleds ready!
Remember the post in June about the Mamma Turtles making their nest? We have had it taped off all this time, hoping they did not get trampled by our guests.
And as of today, we see no evidence that the baby turtles hatched yet: Not shells or tiny prints or disturbed gravel. Gestation is supposed to be 69-90 days and we are beyond that. We;ll keep an eye out for a few more weeks. Seems like last time we saw babies it was in November so maybe it takes our turtles longer.
As I look to the right of our cabins in the Fall, I wait to see the peak colors, blue skies and crystal still waters just to capture this image.
Finally got it this morning.
On the right of the image is the old Moose Point Tavern. On the left side of the image is the beginning of the outlet to the Moose River.
We hit peak this weekend I think and already, many of the orange maple trees have dropped their leaves so it won’t be long now to see browns and then white.
Winter is on its way!
I chose to update this post as I believe now, October 5th, we are at Peak color. The drive up 201 has to be incredible right now. Here are a couple photos of our cabins and one of the mountains across the lake from us.
It has been a slow start to the colors of Fall this year. Of course driving up US route 201, I believe the changes started a bit sooner since it is a higher elevation.
Then earlier this week, we had a couple hard frosts and then rain and wallah! It started changing seemingly overnight.
Our favorite red maple in front of Zakopane is almost full bloom as are the oranges and yellows that I can see along the shoreline.
I estimate peak foliage to be by the end of next week.
If you are looking for some awesome photos as the colors change, check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cozycovecabins