I am a teacher and I enjoy living along Lake Michigan. It is a beautiful place that makes me feel like I am on vacation all year long!
By: JanesVacation, 4:04 PM GMT on October 30, 2011
Fall is a great time here in Michigan. The trees turn beautiful colors and the damp, leafy smell is a fond reminder of all of the good days of my childhood. Lake Michigan keeps us warm longer into the fall than locations farther inland. The hydrangea bushes are blooming along with the tender annuals at the homes that border the lake. My geraniums continue to flower on my covered porch despite the below freezing temperatures at night.
Snow will likely not begin until Thanksgiving weekend. It is certainly possible for us to have a few inches of wet, slushy snow prior to that...but it won't stay on the ground for long. Temperature this week promise to be in the 60 degree range.
I planted grass seed about 3 weeks ago, it is managing to send down roots and show a bit of green top growth. I have always heard that fall is the best planting time here, so I am giving it a try. Our lawn was taken over by weeds this past summer, I'm hoping to start now in an effort to improve it for next year.
No trick or treaters for us anymore. The neighborhood kids are all grown and away. A younger family moved in with a one year old son last summer, I imagine he will be coming to the door in a few years. I will see lots of excited kids at school and hear about their costumes and bags of candy. That should be enough Halloween for me!
Updated: 4:07 PM GMT on October 30, 2011