October. The BEST month of the year if you live in the Midwest. At least that’s my opinion. Growing up in Indiana I was a cheerleader, and football season meant fall. I loved being out there on the sidelines cheering on the boys with my little Kelly green gloves and ear warmers every Friday night. And then, when I cheered at Purdue (back when our football program was regularly putting “W”s on the board) there was nothing I loved more than waking up on a crisp October Saturday morning and heading over to the stadium to warm up for the game. Yes, fall is THE BEST time of year in the Midwest.
Fast forward a few years (I’m not giving away my age here), and now I work daily on an amazing piece of property in Central Ohio where autumn is definitely the best time to be out here. 8 years ago we bought the club, and within the first 5 minutes of driving the property we both knew that it was something special. It’s easy to get stuck in the normal daily tasks of the job, but I always try to find time to drive around on a 4-wheeler or golf cart, say hello to the members, take some pictures, and honestly to stop and smell the roses. Which is why I’m writing this post.
This week the color has been magnificent. We’ve had some rain, but there’s still a number leaves on the trees. Below is a photo I took of Pine Lake Lodge this week. Chris asked me to row out on the lake and take some new photos, as we recently cleared the area along the shoreline to have a better view from the lodge. Some of you may have seen my FB video of me actually on the water taking photos. Below is my favorite shot, and the others are a few I took last week.
I always ask members to send photos of their “catch”. I recently received a few emails from fishermen with pictures of their trout. One was a beautiful Rainbow Trout, and the other was a Brook Trout. Mother Nature has colors popping all over the place!
And of course this time of year we have hunters in weekly from all over the globe. This year we’ve had 2 Peruvians, a couple from Canada, as well as a number of fellow Americans from California, Texas, Michigan, North Carolina and Florida to name a few. It’s always a great time getting to know hunters from different parts of the US. I consistently hear, “I never knew Ohio was this pretty!” or “I thought Ohio was all flat farm ground?!” and my favorite, “Midwestern people are so nice!”…..and that’s why it’s called “Midwestern hospitality”!
I hope you enjoy the photos of Fall in Central Ohio, and that you stop in and see us if you’re passing through Logan County! In the meantime, take a child outdoors and introduce them to something new!