Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

It’s raining leaves

A leaf temporarily caught in the sumac berries. It drifted off in the wind right after I took this photo.


33 responses

  1. Oh Melissa – so beautiful – thank you!

    October 7, 2012 at 8:01 am

    • melissakoski

      Anything to brighten your day Jules. (:

      October 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

  2. TheBlackTwig

    Beautiful autumn photos. It is my favorite season and you successfully captured the vibrant colors, the gentle weather, free-spiritedness that comes with it.

    October 7, 2012 at 8:04 am

    • melissakoski

      Dahlia I just wish it would last longer! Hope school is going well for you.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  3. I miss the autumn color of Michigan. You captured it magnificently, Melissa. :-)xo

    October 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bob. There’s a reason you’re my #1 crush. (:

      October 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      • Bob Zeller

        And what would that reason be? :-)

        October 9, 2012 at 10:13 pm

        • melissakoski

          Because you’re so so so kind to me and share your photo smarts too. (:

          October 10, 2012 at 10:21 am

          • Bob Zeller

            I wouldn’t have it any other way. :-)

            October 10, 2012 at 11:48 am

  4. You guys are really going through fall… I miss the changing of colors. Its still summer in Socal!

    October 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

    • melissakoski

      Bashar does it ever get fall-like in CA? I’d miss the changing seasons too.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      • Bashar A.

        Our winter is like fall in the Northeast/Midwest… but since its almost a desert we don’t get the changing colors, just breezy days

        October 10, 2012 at 12:18 am

        • melissakoski

          No colorful raining of leaves then huh? The woods are a carpet of color right now!

          October 10, 2012 at 10:22 am

  5. Such beautiful autumn photos. I absolutely love autumn so thank you for sharing these amazing pictures!

    October 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Dounia!

      October 9, 2012 at 9:16 pm

  6. louisva

    Outstanding pictures, Lisa. Be careful around the next to last one as that sure looks like poison ivy climbing that tree to me.

    October 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    • melissakoski

      I think it’s Virginia Creeper… I thought you’d know that being in and of Virginia type things. (: I bet there’s a quarter acre of poison ivy in a different part of the yard. I run through it all the time as I’m lucky enough not to be allergic.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

      • louisva

        After looking closer I do believe you are right. It is hard to see but I think I see some 5 leaf clusters on the pic. Poison ivy has 3 leaf clusters. I should not shoot off at the mouth without looking more carefully .

        October 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

        • melissakoski

          Ha ha Louis you can shoot off the mouth anytime in my world! (:

          October 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

          • louisva

            Thanks Lisa! I’m only slightly embarrassed.

            On another topic mentioned above – I grew up as an Air Force brat and lived in many places as a kid. The most exotic was the two years I spent in Bangkok, Thailand where there are three seasons monsoon, hot, and hotter. I sure missed the seasonal changes.

            October 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

  7. Beautiful stuff, sistuh. And love the leaf stuck in the berries that way! wow

    October 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Rev. Brutha from anutha mutha. I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and the next!

      October 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  8. Hey, midwest neighbor! Thanks for showing off our fall beauty we are beyond lucky to experience. Gorgeous shots!

    October 7, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Britt! It’s an amazing season isn’t it?

      October 9, 2012 at 9:20 pm

  9. Beautiful :)

    October 7, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    • melissakoski

      (: It’s a beautiful time.

      October 9, 2012 at 9:21 pm

  10. Heh – I posted a picture similar to the next to last one here, and got a similar reaction. A pleasure, as always.

    October 8, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    • melissakoski

      Sid have you gotten poison ivy before? Hope not (: I’ve got to jump over to your blog…. it’s been too long!

      October 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

      • Even if you’ve not been by for a few months, I can’t say you’ve really missed anything. But of course you’re always welcome!

        October 10, 2012 at 8:59 am

  11. I feel better just looking at those colors. It’s been raining where I live for most of the past week, so this was a nice start to my day. Thank you.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:46 am

    • melissakoski

      My pleasure…. the gray days get to me too.

      October 28, 2012 at 10:14 am

  12. Beautiful pictures.

    October 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    • melissakoski


      October 28, 2012 at 10:14 am


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