Optimistic that the foliage might be better a week or so after I was there last, I headed back to Fort Snelling State Park on a foggy Saturday morning.
Still a little disappointed with the leaves, I headed to a different part of the park – a place where I found some turkeys and deer last fall. Wouldn’t you know, I didn’t go too far before bumping into these guys.
Having hunted turkeys a few times I can attest to the fact that they are VERY smart and have great eyesight (among other senses). But these were state park turkeys and while they were cautious, they didn’t appear to be too worried about me.
This is such a pretty tree. Last year I battled and struggled to take a good picture of it. This year, I just fired this one off and let it be.
After hanging out with the turkeys for a bit I headed back to my car only to find the local deer herd hanging out in the woods nearby.
Eventually I made my way over to Lake Snelling to see how the leaves looked over there.
With the wind in a different direction than last time, planes from MSP took off over the lake every few minutes before eerily disappearing into the low clouds.
On my way out I grabbed a couple of additional foliage shots, likely my last of the season. It’s been a pretty, although inconsistent, fall as far as foliage is concerned. But I did my best to make the most of it.