Okay. Intermission is over. Yesterday people were crawling all over this town. Dinner at the Harbor Haus was the busiest I've worked in weeks. People are up to see what colors the Keweenaw has to offer.
I would put the majestic maples at 50-60% turned right now. They are about to peak before they fall off. If maples are your thing, get up here soon. Birches are yellowing at about 30% throughout the Keweenaw. The oaks are just starting -- just under 10% are rusting to maroon and crimson.
But the leaves are fluttering through the air and starting to cover the ground. Today the sun is shining, so it's a nice day to look at Mother Nature's palette. Facing southwest from the top of Brockway Mountain, you'll see a nice spectrum. I took a picture for you, but I forgot to upload it from my dad's camera.
Speaking of Brockway Mountain, today, upon that hill, is a memorial service for one of the wonderful friends I went to Isle Royale with last year. Mr. Dan Wissman will be remembered always in our hearts as one who would always help a friend before himself. He never spoke ill of anyone. He was such a giver who never expected anything in return.
If you know anyone as wonderful as this, please tell them how much you appreciate them while you still have the chance. And remember, Do What Down Wind Dan Would Do. This world would be a much better place if we all did.