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October 25, 2011

Fall Season Touring

A couple of weeks ago we took a tour of some 
small towns near us to check
out the fall colors. 
There are many small quaint little towns
around here and one can follow the
lakes and find many lovely spots
to view.

Up in the subdivision that we found a few years
ago we fell in love with the views.  It's
about 25 miles from our city that we
live in.  Unfortunately the contractor that
started this subdivision lost it to the bank
and only 2 houses have been built in it.
This is one spot we like and the above pictures
are views you could have from your home
if you built there!  This last picture shows a
small inland lake called Crystal Lake.  
To the north of this lot is a view from another parcel
that shows the bluffs and the sand dunes we visited
the week before.
 This is Crystal Lake in the foreground and beyond
the dunes at the top of the picture is part of
Lake Michigan
Another shot showing Lake Michigan
Sorry it's not better, it was a hazy day.
Further on we stopped at a roadside 
scenic look-out
Doesn't it look like you're in the New England area!
It's a ways up to get some good views....I'm down on 
the right by the railing...I chose to stay down
on the lower level...
 My husband and daughter checking
out the view....
It was so beautiful, I wish I could have
captured it better!  The sound of the waves
clipping the shore was mesmerizing.  I
could live with that sound all day!
Lake Michigan is big and beautiful!
On our way back home the moon
was visible as the sun was
still setting.
A pretty ending to a nice day!

We're just about done here with all the color.
Most of the trees have lost their leaves
and with November just around the
corner it's going to start getting
cold and wet soon!

Time to snuggle up indoors!
and soon we will be thinking about Thanksgiving!
Before that though we still have to prepare our yard
for the winter.  We get so much snow here that we
put all our lawn furniture inside our small barn
and all the flower pots get emptied and stored
away.  I hate to see it come, but it always does!


  1. Beautiful, beautiful photos!!! The hazy one of the lake is just gorgeous!! We realized this year that we also need to prepare our yard for winter. This will be our third winter here, since I have moved back, and hopefully we are better prepared!!

  2. Michigan is indeed beautiful!
    Yes, I too am thinking about getting everything put away before the snow flies!

  3. Beautiful photos of gorgeous scenery, Liz! I would love to visit there one day. xo

  4. Wow what a beautiful day you had. It's still warm here (75 today) and frost hasn't gotten my flowers yet but, like you said, I know it won't be long. I don't even want to hear the "s" word yet though. I'm going to fix some hot tea and enjoy your photos one more time enlarged. Love it!!!

  5. I SO enjoyed this fall tour. Here in Phoenix the cacti never lose their leaves. :)

  6. So gorgeous! What a wonderful trip to take. Lake Michigan looks as big as the ocean! There's lots to do here yet even though we don't get much snow. We've cut back most of the shrubs, but still have a few left and then cutting back the monkey grass(liriope) and picking up the dead perennials after a frost. I should put the smaller pots in our basement as they tend to crack if we have freezing temps for more than a few days.
    We've got a few more weeks til the leaves all fall. Then we look forward to the first signs of Spring. I'm not one for Winter...Florida or the Caribbean sounds wonderful from Nov-March!
    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful place with us!

  7. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your tour of Lake Michigan Liz. All your photos are Beautiful with all the fall colors. I gust the snow is not far away now. I hope you are having a great week.
    XXOO Diane


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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