We spent the day driving to Copper Harbor and many points between here and there, working with the camera phone rather than the Rollei’s, due to constant drizzle to downpour-a typical Upper Peninsula Fall day. The weather, that was supposed to partially clear by afternoon, would have nothing of that. After just spending $300 each on the Rolleiflex 3.5F Xenotar and Rolleiflex 3.5T, to have them cleaned, lubed, and adjusted (including shutter service), I was not about to take them into the incessant drizzle. As such, the old film snob stooped to digital and used the Hipstamatic app on his iPhone 7+…….a way to save the day and still have fun touring the beginning of the colors (sans tons of leaf peepers that have not descended upon us yet). There is a particular gift and cookware store in Copper Harbor I am fond of that grabbed my debit card for a few culinary items and a small vase for dried flowers. The temperature never exceeded the low 40’s and with the drizzle, it felt cold enough to turn to snow. A bit early for that. All in all, a peaceful and productive drive through some of the most beautiful Northwood’s landscape in the world. Home now and enjoying a hot cup of tea, tossed spinach salad, and homemade vegetable soup. The Harman pellet stove has cast a lovely sheet of warmth over the old stone farmhouse and is making Benny and I sleepy.