Sarah J. Carlson

Contemporary Young Adult Author

Autumn in Wisconsin


Autumn in Wisconsin

Taken at Mirror Lake State Park, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 45 minutes north of Madison. One of my favorite Fall pictures ever.

20 thoughts on “Autumn in Wisconsin

    1. sjoycarlson Post author

      Thanks! I just love the colors of the leaves, the way the late afternoon filters though, the shadow of the railing on the path…. I actually forgot about this picture until a few days ago. Was feeling a bit homesick when I found it so decided to share it with the world.


      1. Leslie Newlin

        It’s easy to see how you could be homesick for this place. Hope you have some memories just as wonderful as this photo is to comfort you! I love taking pictures facing into the sun with some interesting foreground – pretty cool to see how the sun casts shadows and shines through the subject sometimes.


  1. A.D. Everard

    Oh, I can see why you love this one. The colors, the water, the drop off, the pathway… What is it about pathways? A lot of my favorite pics are scenic with some kind of pathway in them. It makes you want to enter the picture to find out what the view is like just around the corner. πŸ™‚


    1. sjoycarlson Post author

      AHHHH you’re from Wisconsin!! Ok so I’m from Wisconsin and living in Singapore for the past 9 months, so I’m at the point right now where I just get really excited when I meet other people from Wisconsin.


      1. authorleighmichaels

        I always get excited when I meet people from Wisconsin – it seems so rare! And when you meet people from other parts of the country, they’re like, “Oh… Wisconsin… where is that again?” πŸ˜€ Glad you found me! So are you from Baraboo?


      2. sjoycarlson Post author

        OMG you have no idea. Outside the US, nobody has any clue. For me, when someone asks where I’m from I say in the middle and north or by the great lakes or north of Chicago. The Midwest isn’t even something people know haha. I’m from Madison. Also, I never realized it til I left, but we totally have a Wisconsin culture and it is awesome πŸ™‚


      3. sjoycarlson Post author

        Actually, a fair number, the Chicago one doesn’t work either haha. Although the whole that 70’s show, Kelso screaming I LOVE WISCONSIN. That’s surprising well known.


      4. sjoycarlson Post author

        Ah God I’m sorry. It’s a bit of a shameful admission for me. We were apparently the rednecks of our Conference. I was not born there, let me be clear. πŸ˜› What general region of WI are you from?


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