Early November in Wisconsin

Owen Park Autumn Red

Autumn in Layers © 2007

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow….
– – – Robert Frost “My November Guest”

The earth is covered knee deep in leaves in the wooded areas of Owen Park, but there are a few trees refusing to drop their leaves and the sumac still shows red.

Owen Conservation Park, Madison, Wisconsin November 1, 2007.



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  1. beautiful

  2. What a beautiful place. To destroy it for new development is just wrong! I think we desperately need scenes like this, much more than we need more buildings or the developers need more money. Each time that happens, America loses one more little piece of its soul.

  3. Thanks for coming by and leaving the encouraging comments. I love your site and will tag it as a technorati favorite.

  4. Fotokew: It is a special place. Thanks.

    Montucky: You already know my opinion on wasteful, unnecessary destruction of our remaining natural resources! Bah!

    Jean: Hope you visit often and thanks for the favorite vote. 🙂

  5. Beautiful!

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