Here's where I would have launched my canoe, at a place I call Shelter Cove, since no matter how strong the wind may be blowing out on the open river, back here it is almost always calm.
The Hemlocks provide a dark foil for the explosive red of Highbush Blueberry leaves.
Those blueberry leaves light up like flames when backlit by the sun.
The river here flows around an island and into quiet coves. West Mountain rises beyond the far side.
American Beeches hold the light and warmth of the sun in their golden and coppery leaves.
On the forest floor, the purple-veined leaves of Foamflower make for lovely companions to the fallen leaves of Bigtooth Aspen.
The shimmering water amplifies the luminous hues of surrounding trees.