Anyone have any fall foliage pics?

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Post by Jim Powers » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:51 pm

Beautiful!!!
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Post by Jim Powers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:17 pm

I was working about 100 miles northwest of my home today and checked out Turkey Run State Park near Marshall, Indiana. Its one of my favorite places. If you want to see the park, you have to either hike or rent a canoe on Sugar Creek. I didn't have much time, but managed to get a few pics.
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Sugar Creek is a popular canoe and smallmouth bass stream.
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A few years ago I caught and released a 2lb smallmouth bass in front the the large rock in the middle of the picture.
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Off the creek valley are deep gorges eroded in the sandstone.
The green you see is mostly ferns, moss, Eastern hemlock and Canada yew
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Post by Martin Thoene » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:46 pm

Fabulous pictures Jim. I would LOVE to canoe that river.

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Post by Jim Powers » Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:48 pm

Its a nice creek to canoe. I haven't done it in years, though. There are crowds during the summer, particularly weekends.
People often put in at its sister park, Shades State Park, which is about 14 miles upstream and has similar, if not more rugged, topography.
It makes for a great, scenic float with some stretches of fast water.
Today, with the great weather, nice foliage and few canoes (I only saw one) would have been a nice time do take a little canoe trip.
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Post by Jim Powers » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:44 pm

The Wabash River below its confluence with the Tippecanoe River, near Battleground, Indiana.
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Country roads north of Delphi, Indiana
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Bald cypress trees growing in what's left of the old Wabash and Erie canal
north of Delphi. These trees are native to the state, but are about 150 miles or so north of the northern edge of their range along the lower Wabash. They were planted some years ago by Purdue University which owns the property. They are one of the few deciduous conifers.
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Post by Donna » Fri Oct 23, 2009 11:39 am

Here's what we did last weekend:
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Carpe Didelphis!

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Post by Jim Powers » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:40 pm

That looks like fun! What a beautiful area.
I thought we could get some nice pics out of New York. Its a beautiful state. :wink:
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Post by Martin Thoene » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:44 pm

That 5th one is a keeper Donna....fantastic!

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Post by Ken » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:02 pm

Stage one of the change is peaking here. Most of these colors will be gone before stage two gets underway.

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The Orton effect
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Post by Jim Powers » Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:31 pm

These are probably the last for me, since we had peak colors a little earlier in the week. The change from last Monday to today was amazing.
Rain and winds yesterday took a few leaves off, but its still pretty.
These are from Brown County State Park, where I started this thread.
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The park roads are gorgeous.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:44 am

Fantastic stuff guys! We're off out today to capture the last of the peak before too many leaves come down. It's sunny so I should be able to get some bright shots. We've had some wind in the past few days and many leaves are down in the city. We had rain and cars are spattered in leaf debris with lots up in the wheel arches.

Sneaky token car part in that last pic Jim :wink:

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Post by Jim Powers » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:06 pm

LOL. I wondered if anyone would notice that. It figures it would be you. :wink:
I took this pic but didn't include it because it didn't show the colors too well. But since you noticed the wheel, I'll post of pic of what its attached too.
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Post by Jim Powers » Sun Oct 25, 2009 3:22 pm

I couldn't resist going back to the park for one more look at the leaves.
The weather was much better today, but the crowds were horrible. Way too many folks for my taste, so I didn't stay long.
Here is one last Brown County vista shot...
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...and one more gratuitous car/foliage shot.
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Post by Martin Thoene » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:08 pm

Very brochure-like that last one 8)

Our trip today was truncated when the car decided to overheat :? Been planning to get it into the shop for a replacement heater-core....calling the shop tomorrow.

So no foliage pics. I'm sure by next weekend half the leaves will be down.

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Post by Ken » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:02 am

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