Feeding the ducks in Owatonna’s Morehouse Park on Sunday afternoon.
IF YOU LIVE IN MINNESOTA and did not spend most of this past weekend outdoors, then please do not complain come January. For we have had a gloriously long autumn that has extended in to these early days of November.
Walking on a carpet of oak leaves in Kaplan’s Woods, Owatonna.
What a gift. What an absolute gift. Each day that the weather remains warm, sunny and without snow means one less day of winter.
Every detail, even leaves in a creek in Kaplan’s Woods, delighted me.
For that I am thankful.
Some leaves are still clinging to trees like these by Lake Kohlmier in Owatonna.
Sunshine and warmth defined the weekend, one I documented with my camera. When the snow flies and the temps dip to well below zero, I will pull up these photos and remember the delightful Autumn of 2016. And perhaps that will carry me to spring.
Cruisin’ with the top down along Intersate 35E north of St. Paul Saturday afternoon.
Following a gravel road near Clinton Falls in Steele County on Sunday afternoon.
Finishing the corn harvest south of Faribault Sunday afternoon.
Mud hens bob across the choppy waters of Lake Kohlmier.
Checking out Lake Kohmier at the boat landing.
Taking the 1970s Ford Maverick out for a cruise Sunday afternoon by Lake Kohmier.
Sunday afternoon fishing along the Straight River in Morehouse Park.
Water churns in the Straight River at the Morehouse Park dam.
A recreational trail bridges the Straight River/Morehouse Park dam, a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts this weekend.
Lots of dogs were out with their owners.
Almost unbelievable: mowing lawn on Sunday, November 6, in Owatonna.
© Copyright 2016 Audrey Kletscher Helbling