Midwest Autumn Roundup 2018
Here we are in the early part of November 2018, and autumn has pretty much come and gone here in the Midwest, so I thought I would share my favorite photos in a Midwest Autumn Roundup 2018.
Not sure about where you might be from, but here in the Midwest, we started autumn off quite poorly, to be honest. September here in Illinois was more like August with temperatures staying well into the 80 degrees and even some 90 degrees.
October finally started to cool off a bit, but not until we had a couple 90 degree days. To make things worse, Illinois went right to 30-40 degrees. Basically, our autumn didn’t start until mid-October.
Once the leaves began to change, we had one of the most beautiful autumns in recent memory.
So, without further ado, here is Midwest Bliss’ Midwest Autumn Roundup 2018
Autumn started off slow but we managed some lovely early fall days.
Even though the temperatures stayed hot in the Midwest, the trees still knew it was time to start changing.
Captured while exploring Matthiessen State Park in Utica, Illinois. Read my review of that lovely park HERE.
Fall skies this year were incredible.
By the middle of October foliage around Central Illinois was turning magical. We had a few really cold, wet days that turned things quickly.
In mid-October, my wife and I explored the Covered Bridges of Parke County, Indiana. You can read about that HERE.
The last week of October turned out to be an amazing flurry of foliage. These photos above were taken along Grandview Drive, Peoria Heights, Illinois. Read my post about The World’s Most Beautiful Drive HERE.
Closing out the autumn season, my wife and I make an annual journey to Southern Illinois to stay in the Shawnee National Forest. Read about one our recent trips to the Shawnee Forest HERE.
Our trip this year was turned out to be rather wet, however, we did capture some amazing colors. We also got to witness Kinkaid Lake Spillway falls in all its glory.
So, there you have it folks, Midwest Autumn Roundup 2018 by Midwest Bliss.
This year will go down in my memories as one of the shortest autumns in recent years, however, this year was also one of the most beautiful autumns we’ve had in several years.
As always, I appreciate your readership.
Get out and enjoy this beautiful world we have and don’t forget to share it. What is all this beauty if we can’t share it?
If you enjoy reading Midwest Bliss and find our content enjoyable, please consider making a donation to help us keep our site operating. Thank you for visiting Midwest Bliss
We’re on SmugMug! If you like our photography, head on over to Jai Windish Photography and check out our collections.
Don’t forget to follow along with Midwest Bliss.
Leave us a comment – We like to hear from readers.
All material © unless otherwise stated.
Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. I simply provide you a link to the product on Amazon and if you purchase that product I am paid a small commission. The price of the product is the same to you with or without my assistance – there is no cost to you for using product links on my page.