One of my favorite fall sketches (so far) was a walk along the road sides up north near the cabin on the 28th of September along Tippecanoe Lake. Autumn comes early in the north woods and sometimes almost 2 weeks ahead of central and southern Wisconsin. The pines lose needles too and there is a soft layer of yellow pine needles on the roads. We had such fantastic weather all week prior to the closing on Monday, Oct 4. A lot of hard work the last few days but my step-son appeared and helped out.
Then, just before we left, Julie and I took one more talk and I found a Solomon's Plume that had striped itself in a way I'd never seen before. One berry left and two minuscule berries.