Michigan weather has always been...well...unpredictable. I am not one who usually complains about the day to day outside conditions. But as I live in the northern part of the United States, I do hold the belief that winter should contain a significant amount of the white fluffy stuff.
The interesting side effect to our current snow-less weather pattern, is that many locations that I would not normally go walking to this time of year are easily accessible. Further some things we would not normally see, such as the still colorful, undamaged leaves you see below can be found.
It can be hard to take time out of a day to go for a walk. It seems as if there is always an excuse. My reasoning right now, "well I need to get this done, etc..." But in reality, many of the projects I am doing these days, would not even be possible if the ground was covered in snow (like it is supposed to be). All of these photos came from 2 hours of wandering the paths at Sleepy Hollow State Park just north of Lansing MI.