Minnesota Fall Colors | Becky Moen Photography

Fall in Minnesota without a doubt comes with lots of gorgeous colors as the leaves on the trees explode with color. Every year I can’t help but to be in aw as I watch the trees go from green to bright yellow and red. Growing up in California, fall didn’t come with much change with the exception of Northern California when the vineyards would change their colors in October during the crush. Of course I am partial to Napa Valley but that is a story better saved for another day.

Although I have only lived in MN for just over 4 yrs, I find myself taking for granted the wonderful seasons we have here so this year my goal is to try and capture some of the beauty. Right across the street from work (my full time day job) I drive by the Blaine Preserve Science and Natural Area (SNA). Didn’t know till I took the photo below that this beautiful open space actually had a name thank you to Google Maps. Recently I signed up to be a Google Local Guide which has proven to have its perks. About a wk after the first day of fall I stopped on my lunch break to take a photo of the trees as they started to explode with color.

Blaine Preserve Scientific and Natural Area © Becky Moen Photography
Blaine Preserve Scientific and Natural Area
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In just one month this area has changed dramatically despite our unusually warm record breaking weather. I plan to get out there again in the next few day to take another photo to continue my 12 month series which I am very anxious to complete though I am sure once the temps drop below freezing I won’t be too happy LOL

I have always said that if you blink you will miss fall. Luckily 2 wks after I took the photo in Blaine, I had an opportunity to visit Clifton French Region Park in Plymouth, MN when the trees were so bright and colorful it only to proved the brightest colors come from nature.

At the start of the path I got my first glimpse of the beautiful trees.

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Clifton French Regional Park
© Becky Moen Photography

As I left the park I took one last look back at the trees. The yellow and green leaves were so bright and beautiful.

 

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Clifton French Regional Park
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This fall has been busier than usual complete with a senior session with one incredible young man that I have had the pleasure of meeting the day I moved to MN and a family I who has grown close to my heart over the last 5 yrs. Two long overdue posts coming soon.