Friday, October 24, 2014

More Minnesota Beauty

On October 3 and 4 I was in the Brainerd,Minnesota area. After a great concert on the 3rd,with Legacy Five,the next day my friend and I spent some time enjoying the scenery in the area.

We really had no idea where to look so we just drove around to see what we could find.I liked this path/road into the woods.It would have been interesting to see where this lead to,but I think it was likely private property.


Where I live,in Manitoba,we have lots of Oak trees,but their leaves turn brown,or sometimes yellow,but here in Minnesota the Oak leaves turned this rich shade of red.


I saw this scene in time to stop along a busy highway and get a picture. The reds in the foliage really caught my attention,because in my area I don't see that as often.


We pulled into a rest stop area and of course I had to make sure to capture the beauty of the trees.
We had  a lot of clouds most of the day,but at this point the clouds had parted and I was able to capture this gorgeous tree against the blue sky.


I like looking up,but I try to take note of what is on the ground as well. No,I did not arrange these leaves into this colourful collection.This is exactly as I saw them,when I looked down.


I my have shared this quote before,but it bears repeating.

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.

26 comments:

  1. i miss the color of the autumn north. love that first shot, too!

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  2. We never see color like this so far down south. We either have evergreens or the leaves turn brown and die. The bald cypresses do lend some pretty orange colors, but not until November. Pretty photos, Ruth!

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  3. Despite the cold winters of our northern climate, we sure are lucky to be able to have such beautiful, distinct seasons. Your photos are wonderful captures of one of the finest.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the beauty of Minnesota with us. I really enjoyed those red oak leaves.

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  5. All so beautiful Ruth. That colourful tree against the blue sky is a Sugar Maple, they really have spectacular colour. Oaks come in many varieties, but I think all of them are beautiful.

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  6. Stunning colors! I too like the 'road not taken'...that is a gorgeous scene.

    Around Texas the oak trees are evergreen and NOT at all shaped like your oaks...ours is called live oak.

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  7. Beautiful photos Ruth. The first one makes my fingers itch to turn it into a needlework piece. Would you mind if I used the photo for that? It's an idea anyway, whether or not it becomes reality.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  8. so beautiful, it has been about 50 plus years since i have seen colors like this... we have color but not this type. i love the rest area finds.. especially the ones on the ground

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  9. i have never been, but it looks beautiful this time of year!!!

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  10. I think the fall colours were extra pretty this year!

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  11. Love
    Love
    Love the birch tree!

    We don't have them where I live now, but I remember them fondly from up north where I lived growing up.

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  12. Beautiful photos, Ruth, and I love the quote too!

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  13. I love the reds and oranges, too, Ruth. Often, we get mostly golds and yellows. But, this fall was a bonanza of red/orange. Your trip was great for fall leaf peeking.

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  14. Ruth, beautiful images! Fall is such a lovely time of the year! Unfortunately the monsoons have started here! It's been very wet. Kind of puts the Kibosh on outdoor photographs!

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  15. Love all of these photos especially the first picture. Good job!

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  16. Sounds like a fun trip with your friend and you certainly found some beautiful examples of your fall colors…..The tree against the blue sky is just gorgeous….

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  17. Oh so gorgeous!!! Here in Oregon we just have sporadic color and I want more!!

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  18. ps....thanks for the compliment you left for me at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  19. I love it when the colourful leaves are in contrast to a blue blue sky!

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  20. OH how I love Autumn colors. We saw lots of the same colors you have pictured here this past week in North Carolina.

    Here at home, since we had been so so dry most of the summer and early Fall, our tree leaves are just turning brown and falling off this year... Not very pretty here like it usually is. Even the maple in our yard is not very pretty this year... Oh Well---I enjoyed our NC trip--and I enjoyed your wonderful photos.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  21. In the winter months when we see the barren trees, it's hard to imagine the beauty that awaits us! God has a canvas for every season and the one for Fall is absolutely gorgeous! I also love that the first photo of the old road, lined with God's beauty...

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  22. Hi Ruth, Your fall color photos are great. Isn't it interesting how the color of the leaves can vary depending on the location, for example, Manitoba vs. Minnesota. Of course, I realize there is little or no change where the temperature remains about the same all year, such as Hawaii, but I wouldn't expect that much difference between those two northern parts of North America. I especially enjoy the brilliant orange and dark red leaves but this year they have not been out yet, as much as years past, in this Pacific Northwest location. So I thank you for sharing your captures of the colorful trees. Wishing you an excellent week ahead! John

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  23. We do love the color of fall in Minnesota. Our southeaster corner of the State (Bluff Country) is much like New England with vibrant red oaks, yellow birch and orange Maples...:)

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  24. Love your quote at the bottom of your post! As autumn is just excelling right now in her beauty here in the Ozarks, I'll keep that in mind!

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  25. Fall is sure a beautiful time of year. Your pictures show that off perfectly.

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