I can’t take credit for that phrase, but I agree with it wholeheartedly. Especially this October, which has been widely credited as one of the prettiest anyone can remember. Nearly every day has featured bright blue skies to match the brightly colored leaves.
We made many weekend trips across the state to enjoy the many phases of fall. I’ll admit that the first two photos were taken in September, though the autumn sentiment remains.
The newly replaced swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park:
At the lake in northwest Minnesota:
The first weekend of October, the only colorful trees on the Minnesota side of Interstate State Park were at the visitors center:
Snail Lake Regional Park in Shoreview:
Lake Bemidji – pretty even on a cloudy day:
Tamaracks – deciduous conifers that lose their needles after they change color – at Itasca State Park:
A walk in the woods in northwest Minnesota – even with most leaves already down, it’s still beautiful:
Canoeing on a lake in northwest Minnesota:
Peak color reaches the Twin Cities last. Downtown St. Paul:
The West River Parkway in Minneapolis was so gorgeous with so many different colors at once:
Driving through Bluff Country in southeast Minnesota – past peak but the oaks are still vibrant:
584 steps up to the top of the bluff at John A. Latsch State Park: