Someone mentioned to me today that he had traveled to Northern Michigan last weekend to see the fall colors. He said they were the best he had ever seen. That’s a pretty big statement coming from someone who is well over 70 years old. I’ll have to take his word for it because I missed it.
Looking at huge vistas of fall colors from the comfort of your car is a lot of fun. Sometimes though, you need to get out of the car to appreciate the small color displays up close.
In a spot in our yard that we keep wild, we have three different species of wild asters thriving. There’s the dark purple New England aster growing along side a lighter purple aster and a white species.
It was hard to see these flowers from the driveway. It was not until I walked out to the area that I could appreciate them .
Driving along at 55 mph you might catch a fleeting glimpse of our native Michigan asters while on your color tour. But to really appreciate them, you need to get out of the car to enjoy them close up.