Franklin: Call me Franklinstein for today and tomorrow, it’s Halloween.
Within our slow fall season scenes at the creek change rapidly. As they say about our area, “If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes, it will change.” These creek pictures are mostly from October 16th and 20th and before. Then there was a rainy night. On a trek to the creek two days after, we found that all of the low rocky areas full of leaves in these pictures were underwater and it’s likely most of the leaves were washed away. I took pics of a few leaves left in the water (still in the camera). A few days later, we had freakin’ Zeta come through, not too rough where we are, but enough to sweep most of the downed leaves away. Now another boatload of leaves has to change and drop before we’ll see a creek color feast again.
I see at least two Tulip Tree leaves.
We changed something, too. The long fallen branch across the top of the photo has now been removed by the hubs.
There’s a double tree on the opposite bank that casts a long shadow.
I like that the phone camera shows the reflections of pines.
More color is up there, I think the creek will get back what it just “lost”.
That Sweetgum leaf is early. The trees are just starting to turn. Each tree here will have mainly yellow leaves, and strangely, a few red ones.
I like this song by Michael Smith, “Panther in Michigan”, at this time of year because it mentions Halloween, and panthers. Panther is used in the US South to refer to mountain lions, and possibly in Michigan too.
There is a possible panther chase in my book Catwoods. I can’t say for sure that there was one here, I present the events and readers can draw their own conclusions. Anyhoo if you would like, get the book by clicking on the Amazon link to the upper right, or, to go direct to Borgo Publishing, check out the “Order the Catwoods book Online” page above.
Shelley: I don’t need a Halloween costume, I am wearing October.
Franklinstein: You must be Mary Shelley, your tail looks like it belongs to three different cats.
In memory of Clara Granata, environmental advocate and friend.