The fall foliage in this area has been a little hit or miss. Some trees are still green with lots of leaves, and others stand naked, having dropped their leaves already. I’ve taken plenty of photos in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the cities of the best this fall has to offer, but this Saturday Victoria and I decided to head to Fort Snelling State Park for a walk with the dog and to see what the foliage looked like there.
I have to admit, I was a little disappointed when we pulled into the park. While there were splashes of yellow here and there, most of the trees were green or in various stages of brown.
Nonetheless, the light was pretty and it’s always nice to go for a walk in the woods. Victoria and I enjoyed the wide, clear trails and I made the most of what I could find.
Fort Snelling State Park is nestled at the convergence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. As you may imagine, the area floods every now and then (as I saw last year) and this marker indicated the levels of the highest floods since 1880.
Since, like most of the country we are currently dealing with a drought, there has been no threat of flooding this year.
We came upon this group of yellow wildflowers, and I searched and searched for the best composition. This is what I came up with, nothing too special, but oh well. I don’t do particularly well with wildflowers for whatever reason.
This one is for Victoria, who wanted me to take a picture of the “bald” flower.
Eventually we headed back to Lake Snelling, where I captured some more shots of the foliage, the dramatic sky and geese in flight.
While the leaves weren’t what I was hoping for, I had a great time in the park, walking the trails and enjoying some time in the woods with my girls.