It is late fall in Michigan. That means the trees have dropped their leaves, Don's tomatoes have finally frozen, and the cattails are shedding. These are photos of Tobico Marsh in northern Bay County. I have a landfill site in the area and was out there last week. The weather was perfect, about 65 degrees and bright sunshine. There is something about fall that makes the sky bluer than it is at any other time of the year. I watched the birds for a while, pulled some cattails apart, and admired every variation of brown, tan, rust, taupe, gray, and black that are possible. I also picked up another case of poison ivy. And then I went back to work.