Sunday, October 2, 2011

Missed Colorful Opportunities


Ahh, the month I look forward to the most every year.  It's here!  I love you, October!

My last trip to town was a flop for you.  Before the rain started, I got some great videos as I drove south on 41.  The colors were just amazing!  Oranges, reds, purples, yellows, pinks and everything in between.  I was so excited.  I knew you would be proud of me for my wonderful footage.

Then I got home and looked at my videos.  I accidentally pushed the stop button when I meant to push start, and visa versa, so I only got videos of me setting the camera on my lap and exclaiming how beautiful the leaves were.  Sorry.  I really am.  I hung my head for you.

I did get this picture, though.  Ehh, it's okay, but not what I was hoping for.  It was raining, however, so it's better than nothing at all.

Remember how I told you that the winds were going to get crazy?  They did.  Not quite as bad as they were predicting, but the power did go out around 4 pm.  Up here, we are used to the power being out for hours when the wind is blasting like that.

So Aaron and I shared a bottle of wine that I picked up that morning.  Nothing else we could really do, and, for some reason, I just never feel like being productive when the power is knocked out.  It's kind of like school being cancelled early, you know?  You just want to shout "woo hoo!" and be lazy or mischievous.

At 6:14 pm, the power came on.  What a buzz kill.  

Then it went out 4 minutes later.  Yes!  Back to the chardonnay!  The power went back on and off a couple more times before finally resuming at 9:15 pm.  I was surprised it stayed on all night.

Color Update:
I kick myself in the head because I went to the top of Aetna Ridge today and gazed south without my camera.  Oh, lordy lordy.  The colors were in FULL bloom.  It was even better than the Covered Stretch the other day!  I mean, oh, I don't even know how to explain it, but the southern Keweenaw is certainly peaking.  Copper Harbor, on the other hand, is still pretty green.  That lake, she keeps those leaves hanging on to their youth.

Other than that, the town is abuzz again with lots of color-seeking tourists.  People are everywhere on the weekends, at least.  So now that October is here, I am anticipating the 15th.  Two more weeks!

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