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Fall in Love with the Arboretum

One of the best things about living in the Midwest is fall. It has been a lovely one this year; the leaves are changing color, the air is getting cooler and animals are getting ready for winter. It is a beautiful time to visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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We walked among the dahlias:
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I was distracted by the busy bees:
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And the butterflies:
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The colors were so vibrant:dahlia

This flower looked like it was on fire:
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Even though it was busy on the grounds, it was so peaceful:
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The trees were beautiful, but “peak color” should be in a week or so:
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We lost ourselves in the woods:
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The light was magical:
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We couldn’t have asked for a lovelier day:
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Snake Bit

Our third camping trip out and our new Scamp has finally been named. I’d like to introduce you to Geraldine, named for my father who made her possible and the uncle who first suggested we look into them:
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We headed fearlessly into the woods despite the forecast of rain:
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And explored the forest along the Snake River:
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The trees were filled with the voices of Song Sparrows:
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We walked among the mosquitoes:
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And through wildflowers:
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The Snake River was spectacular and a new favorite spot on Minnesota:
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Nature Studies: Trees

One of my favorite things about Minnesota is that everything changes from season to season. The quiet of winter is coming to an end, you can feel the buzz of spring in the air. Welcome to the second post in my series from our weekend hike through the Minnesota Valley Nature Preserve.

I love trees and the lines their bare branches form against the winter landscape:
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