This past weekend was the Harvest Festival in St Joseph. The town merchants decorated their store fronts with bales of straw, pumpkins, corn stalks, and scarecrows.
The stores are full of autumn and winter offerings but there are some nice summer clearance sales still going on in the gift shops. Kilwins has those wonderful, HUGE, chocolate & caramel apples in the window. And the Chocolate Cafe is all set to serve hot chocolate when the weather takes a turn for the colder (won't be long!).
The Maids of the Mist fountain is turned off for the season. In just a couple weeks the city workers will be putting the holiday light display up in Lake Bluff Park.
The Whirlpool Compass Fountain is turned off too. The foliage is turning the warm colors of autumn. There are very few sailboats on the lake these days in spite of the very warm temps. Autumn is here!