Thursday, October 6, 2016

Autumn at Last

By Joann M. Ringelstetter

Let me start this blog post with an apology. We try to release a new post about every 7-10 days, with two weeks as the maximum amount of time between posts. It’s now been three weeks since my last story about the Little White Church on the Hill. I had hoped to get something posted before leaving on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but trip preparations and dealing with hail damage totally consumed me.

It’s been an unusual fall season so far in Wisconsin – unusually warm temperatures and an unusual amount of rainfall (not to mention the hailstorm that damaged so many homes and cars throughout Wisconsin).

The days since the official start of autumn have seemed more like the end of summer than the start of fall. Tomorrow, however, the first autumn-like day has been forecast, with a high temperature of 59 degrees, followed by morning temperatures in the 30’s.

Ruth and I always wait (impatiently I might add) for the all-too-short fall season to begin so that we can capture some of our typical rural scenes with the added benefit of fall color.

And now that our Michigan trip is complete, we are taking some day trips along the colorful backroads of Wisconsin. In the near future, we will have photos to share and stories to tell about our adventures in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Until then, be sure to get outside to enjoy autumn in all its glory.

Happy Shunpiking!


  1. The last photo in the story is so beautiful - just love Wisconsin backroads in fall! Looking forward to hearing about your Michigan trip!

  2. Ditto what Phyllis said. Been enjoying the Fall Colors between the showers myself. Quite understand being busy. :)