{Autumn in the Midwest}

Hi there!!
Happy Wednesday to you:)
I've been just rolling on through this highway we call life!!
Yes ... truthfully ... I would rather be at the beach.
but i'm not and autumn is in full swing here in the Midwest.

There is a particular beauty when it comes to
autumn in the Midwest.
The trees light up like firecrackers against
brilliant blue skies.
The scent of campfires waft in each breeze.
Crisp nights bring way to snuggling up to a fire.
Seasonal cooking turns to comforting soups and breads.

It really is a spectacular time of the year.
And this autumn has been just perfect.

We recently enjoyed an autumn camping trip to Turkey Run State park and had a lovely time…..hiking, photographing, eating, drinking and just plain enjoying the beauty of the earth!

Here’s to a little photo tour of the
autumn i've been enjoying
in the Midwest~
Hope you enjoy:)

It really was nice to just get out and be free.
No cell phones...No computers...just the campfire, friends and a little vino:):):)

Hope things have been well with you and that you have been enjoying nature wherever you are:)!!

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” Henry David Thoreau


  1. So beautiful. My favorite way to enjoy autumn and just life! I went on some of those breathtaking walks along creeks and in forests when we lived in the Midwest for a brief 18 mos. I always felt close to God.

  2. Heather you pictures are gorgeous! What a beautiful place to spend some time and relax and just let the earth melt away your worries. Your words ring close to my heart and thank you for your sweet words of encouragement on my blog. We will all find our way and I am beginning to realize that it is the journey is what matters most! :) Sometimes I just need a little reminder. :)

  3. So pretty! I love the colors of autumn. That shot of the river is fantastic. It looks so serene.

  4. I love this whole post. Gorgeous pictures and great quotes :)

  5. Gorgeous photos. Wow - looks like an amazing time. Very inspiring.

  6. Omg, such gorgeous photos! I miss Fall so much. It has gotten hot and humid here and not pleasant. Hoping for a change soon. Thanks for sharing the wonderful colors of Fall!

  7. Beautiful photos and lovely quotes! My husband used to go to Turkey Run when he was growing up!

    Kat :)

  8. Beautiful photos of the trees! Looks like you had a perfect fall day.
    Would it help if I told you it's rainy and nasty on the east coast?

  9. You had me at the shell beach sign. Awesome post.

  10. Beautiful Fall photos. I'll have to say, that's one of the few things I miss about the mid-west. :)

  11. thanks for passing by chez moi; what a superb post this is , inspirational and calming. i need this at the moment, thanks; Linda...

  12. Your pictures are gorgeous!Cute beach sign and yes...I would rather be at the beach too...the snow is coming...brrrrr! Deb

  13. Hmm looking at the gorgeous mountain sceneries, I'm not sure I'd rather be at the beach, hiking seems great!

  14. Beautiful quote and lovely photos to share of Autumn in Michigan. Very nice.

  15. The pictures are stunning!! :) I felt relaxed just looking at them...Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Right now it's 90 degrees with 100% humidity in L.A. (lower alabama that is)Looks like it's time for a road trip!

  16. Lovely photography, I like your happy dogs too. Nature is so wonderful, it just fills me with total peace and joy to be in it!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  17. The words and the photos are just wonderful!

  18. It looks like you had a beautiful place to visit! Autumn in the Midwest can't be beat! If I had a choice it would last longer. We trully have had great weather this year in Michigan!

  19. We have had a gorgeous Fall here in Upstate NY as well!!! Your post and all the photos are spectacular!!! LOVE these...Happy Dogs!!! Happy People!!! Thanks so much for sharing your great trip!!!

  20. Hey Heather! This autumn has been utterly fantastic, hasn't it?? Ahhhh!! Perfection!

    Until, that is....the wicked winds set in this past week! Yikes!

    Anyway, loved seeing your photos of your trip. What an awesome place that is.....

    xoxo laurie

  21. Thanks for the autumn review of the Midwest--something I missed this year by running off to Florida :) Autumn is very subtle here, mostly it's just in the air--cooler, dryer, and less flowery.


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