One of the great things about our adventure so far is that we haven’t been out of fall since we first saw the leaves begin to change while visiting Wisconsin in September. We keep driving into fall!
We were camping at Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, when the leaves first started to change. The trees on the hills were at about 50% with mostly yellow and orange leaves by the time we left. The wild mustard filled the fields with their golden flowers with some of the plants being taller than our girls.
We saw Michigan come into full color and then turn to those beautiful burnt shades of late fall. They were mostly yellow and orange with a little red sprinkled in here and there.
As we drove through Illinois, the cornfields that still hadn’t been fully harvested were brown and framed by yellow trees.
Missouri greeted us with bluffs that were red—all red. It was so beautiful and continued to be so as they darkened into the dark burgundies that signal fall is coming to an end. We were surprised that sunflowers were still in bloom.
Arkansas has mostly been burnt oranges made even more gorgeous by the still very green grass and many pine trees.
It feels strange to still see the leaves turning as we approach the end of November. Autumn and winter are my favorite times of year. We’ll be skipping winter this year but I’ve enjoyed the elongated fall.
We’re hoping spring will be the same way—months and months of driving into it!