So, out we got and enjoyed every minute of it. We started out at Wehr Nature Center — our favorite for trees and birds and quiet. Then we headed over to the lakefront for a mosey along the marina just to enjoy the water and watch the sailboats which were having a great time with a decent (18 mph) breeze blowing.
I’m not sure how colorful the autumn foliage will be this year. With drought conditions during the peak of summer an awful lot of the trees here have gone straight from green to ugly brown. But color alone has nothing to do with how much you can enjoy the autumn; specially if you are one of us who grew up with long cold winters and can remember the supreme joy of those last few days of warm weather.
I just love these days when the air is cool, the sky is clear and there we can see the geese flocking for their trip South.
I love people watching. The lakefront/marina area is perfect for that: walkers, sitter, runners, and even the occasional retro-rollerblader. The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center sits on the sheltered side of the marina so we can watch students coming and going from the Sailing Center, doing their best to learn how to sail. There are also the experts out to enjoy the afternoon. The marina has the usual mix of sail and power boats; a couple luxury cruisers are usually docked in the marina and once in a while we even get to see one of those luxe ships actually underway — not very often mind you — but it seems they do occasionally move!
We’re hopeful to get out of town later this week. We’ll have almost 4 full days between my chiro appointment and Mike’s birthday. We’re hoping that the leaves won’t fall and that we can drive over to the Aldo Leopold Center in Baraboo, spend some time there, overnight, and check the Fall Color Report early Thursday morning — planning a three day route from there when we see the state of the leaves. So far the forecast is looking doable. If the rain stays away I won’t even mind clouds. Fingers crossed. Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to talking with you tomorrow.