Door County colors were variable this year – you really had to wander around the peninsula and look for the spots of gold and red. Seemed the leaves were changing quickly. So much so that the edges would be brown while the interior was green. Trees had a rusted appearance to them rather than iridescence. Fortunately the sun cooperated while I was there so there was no lack of light.
The last subject caught my attention. There are bluffs along parts of the peninsula, edges of the Niagara Escarpment broken off by winter, waves and erosion. Crumbling limestone cracked and falls toward the lake. Looks like this tree got caught between rock and soil, successfully struggling against both to keep moving upward. Strength through struggle.