Call me crazy but I think it's absolutely beautiful outside even though it's cloudy and gloomy.

I have a long commute to work each day that is about 50 minutes one way so I spend almost two hours on the road each day. I live north of Grand Rapids and most of my drive is through rolling hills covered in trees and right now the leaves are peaking and it is a joyous drive on the way in.

I work late at night so I don't get to the leaves on the way home but on the way in it is absolutely breathtaking.

Maybe Mudvayne had it right with the song Death Blooms. Because even though the leaves are dying they are blooming beautiful sights for all of us to enjoy.

I know the leaves look better when the sun is shining but there is a stunning beauty that is different when it is cloudy out.

I'll be sitting in my tree stand in the morning deer hunting and just marvel at the sights all around me. Where I hunt I have a massive variety of tree types from oak, maple, ash, poplar, pines, cedar and so many more. So no one tree type dominates my tree lines so I get such a variety of color.

Now is the best time ever to get a look at the amazing fall colors, whether the sun is shining or it is cloudy out, it couldn't be a more perfect time to take a drive.  It really is as easy as taking U.S. 131 north and just drive as far as you like. Once you get past Comstock Park, the leaf show is on.

If you took U.S. 131 north, you could always head west and M-37 and head back south for another remarkable view. Plus you get all the apple farms on the way back as well.

Pick a road and don't miss the beauty as Chad Gray from Mudvayne says, "Death Blooms."

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