I've been doing later walks going out about 3:30 to 4:45 or later so the sun is going over the mountains by the time I'm about 1/2 done. I like going out at this time because most people are gone and i pass maybe one or two on the trails walking their dog and some people fishing along the shoreline. I love the peace and quiet up here during the week. On the weekend it's a different story.
It gets dark here earlier than off the mountain or at the coast this time of year. By 4:30 and especially up to 5:00 o'clock the angle of the sun is going behind the mountain. I live on the shady side of the lake so being at my house even at 1 or 2 in the afternoon I get very little sunlight in the yard. I sometimes wish I lived on the light side of the lake but then in summer they really get the heat where our house doesn't so much.
I love the weeping birch tree in fall - it's yellow colors are beautiful. I always hang by it for a few minutes and get close ups. Up closes or far away, it's a beauty.
How is your November going? Anybody have snow yet? Usually by this time we have had one or two snow events. We're still holding in the 60's during the day.