Today I spent much of my day in Rice Lake. The drive up from La Crosse is pretty stunning. Driving in the driftless area never ceases to blow my mind.
As I headed north it was almost like I was time traveling. The leaves started off as almost all green and then worked their way into a colorful display by the time I got to Rice Lake. On the way home it was like I was traveling backwards to Spring, from reds and yellows to green again!
Most of the drive was in silence as I have many thoughts I was focused on. That said, there were several times when those thoughts were totally derailed by the beautiful show Mother Nature was putting on all around me. Each awesome vista around each twist in the road brought great joy.