Fall Scenery in Marquette County

New England Asters

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

New England Asters

New England aster dots the roadsides.  The small bursts of purple around golden centers bring news that fall is here or right around the corner.  Bees buzz around the tall plants who are happy to grow in ditches to brighten a drive along a back road. 

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It’s Pumpkin Time!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

It’s Pumpkin Time!

Pumpkins speak of warmth.  The warmth of an oven holding a spiced pie or the steam rising from a pudding.  Pumpkins speak of mirth as well as they put on faces to scare us, as if we can’t see beyond their mirthful, round bellies.

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Fall Maple Leaves

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Fall Maple Leaves

Trees …. how they foretell the future as well as keep their promises.  Autumn leaves spread joy and lend a sense of calm that the season for slowing down is near.  Embrace the autumn when it comes in full glory, but release it to the wind just as the leaves fall giving way to winter.

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Geese and Fall Colors

Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Geese and Fall Colors

Landscapes change with the seasons in Marquette County and so do the birds that migrate through. Taking notice of the details in our surroundings gives depth and richness to our lives.

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Marquette County Tamaracks

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Marquette County Tamaracks

Across Comstock Bog on Highway 22 north of Montello, I pointed the lens of my camera at the gold that was the turning of October Tamaracks.  Tamaracks can be seen throughout Marquette County. They are one of three species of larch, larix larcina, that is the most northern growing of the pretty, delicate looking trees.  In spring they make a yellowish green, chartreuse border along the horizon.  Summer turns the light green to rich forest green and the trees now look like their brethren conifers, but still retain a lightness of branch and softness of needle.  It is the only conifer to drop...

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Waiting to be a Monarch Butterfly

Posted by on Aug 22, 2012 in Fall Scenery in Marquette County | 0 comments

Waiting to be a Monarch Butterfly

Actually, this fat fellow is working on, not waiting on, becoming a Monarch butterfly.  He or she is eating his way to forming a chrysalis that will become the butterfly.  Monarchs eat and lay their eggs on milkweed plants. This is actually a whirled milkweed that this caterpillar is on, not the typical tall, thick leafed milkweed most of us are used to seeing. Go to Monarch Butterfly USA for one of many sites where you can learn about these wonderful creatures. You can find them in Marquette County. That’s where this guy, working on becoming a butterfly was...

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