The woods are quiet in the winter, and there are plenty of photo opportunities.
I have ridden on the bike trails in a few places around the state this year and I very much enjoyed the Paul Bunyan trail up north and the Cannon valley trail to the south but the prettiest trails are right here in St. Paul. This one is in the woods by the Saint Paul Yacht club in Lilydale regional park. This year I am going to make every effort to get some pictures of these trails in the fall when the leaves are turning color
if a tree falls in on a bear in the woods does anyone hear it? I love the woods and one of the most amazing things about living in St. Paul is that there are acres and acres of woods right in the city. This tree is near the Mississippi River just across the river from downtown St. Paul in Lilydale.
I spent some time in the woods last Saturday. I am looking for places to take photos of the fall color. I love the woods this time of year. It is dry and there are so many flowers blooming. I found these along the brick yard trail in Lilydale park. I also found clumps of them blooming along the river bluff in Cherokee park in St. Paul. They are in shades of white and blue and the dark purple New England asters just started blooming.
According to the Minnesota DNR this fall is going to be more colorful than usual because of the heat and the rain we had during the summer. They said that last year too and last year was amazing. These are the woods along the Mississippi River in Lilydale park. This area is one of my top picks for places close to home where I can photograph fall colors the year.
When I woke up last Sunday I could hear rain drops hitting the tent. It wasn’t raining but the dew point was very high. It turned out to be a gorgeous day.