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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Minnesota In The Fall

This time of the year I'm reminded every day how Bluff Country in particular and Minnesota in general can be spectacular. Bluff Country is the name we attach to the unglaciated portion of southeastern Minnesota. Having been missed by the glaciers, that flattened and scoured out the many lakes of our state, the topography has been bisected, by its many streams, into deep valleys. Southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa have a similar landscape. For the fisherman, it's trout stream country with very few lakes. In the fall it comes alive with color. Take a look,,,,, With thanks to my all time favorite.... John Denver
Almost Heaven, Minnesota
Golden Prairies












Blue Green Forests
Father Of Waters
Life is Great here
Older than the valleys
Younger than
Gitche Gumee
Fresher than a breeze.

















































And may your "Country Roads" be just as beautiful as we enjoy our fall season here in Bluff Country



Troutbirder

35 comments:

  1. Ahhh! Just in time, I needed a nice walk in the spectacular country of Minnesota. Nice job, thank you for the trip! :-)

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  2. That stream looks real good.Very nice selection of fall colors.

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  3. Spectacular. My blogging friend Dave at The Home Garden does a fall color meme. It attracts a lot of traffic from all over the world. You might link this post with him as it surely shows fall color.

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! Did you get some fishing in? My Dad left Minnesota to join the Marines when he was 17 and stayed in California (I guess he couldn't stand the winter there), but as a kid, I got to visit relatives near St. Paul and I remember marvelling at all the lakes and water we didn't have in Southern California. Now we have my husband's daughter and grandchildren in Chaska so we get to see Minnesota every few years, but we will have to come in the fall as that is one season we've not seen in Minesota. Fall isn't staying very long here in New Mexico, had our first snow last night!

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  5. love it! thanks for taking me home to the upper midwest!

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  6. You summed it up so beautifully! Aren't we lucky to have fall in Minnesota?

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  7. Beautiful! And a song to boot that I'll be singing all day. Thank you!

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  8. What gorgeous scenery. I loved this post! Now, if I can just clear that song from my head...

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  9. Fall is such a beautiful time, and your photos do your North Country proud!

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  10. You convinced me a long time ago that Bluff Country is absolutely beautiful. I love the autumn colors you have on display. I also like your version of 'Country Roads'.

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  11. Buff County is simply beautiful.. love country roads.. thanks for posting!

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  12. It's been a beauteous fall here in Chicago as well. No wonder it's my favorite season! Thanks for the great pics of autumn in Minnesota.

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  13. beautiful fall colors, lovely scenery and i scrolled through a few of your post, so it looks like you are living the good life up there while I am living it down here. I love out of door and love dogs and your dog is gorgeous.

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  14. This gave me the goosebumps - Guess what song I was playing on my computer when I opened your Post? John Denver "Back Home Again" !!

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  15. Gorgeous! I was just up in your neighborhood today. My posts recently have been about fall color, too--in southwestern Wisconsin. It seems so vibrant this year. Glad I found your blog!

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  16. Thanks for adding my blog to your "Cool Blogs" list!

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  17. You live in a very, very beautiful place. Happy Fall.

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  18. Beautiful bluff country. I lived in bluff country along the Missouri river many years ago and the flat land meeting up with the bluffs created some great views.

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  19. I just found your blog. Nice photos in this post!

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  20. Looks like you have some beautiful country there. Very lucky! You are living the good life! :)
    xo Catherine

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  21. You have some serious color going on down there..I liked John Denver too..and your Minnesota version is wonderful:)

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  22. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

    big hugs from Indiana
    Leontien

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  23. Beautiful colors! Sorry for the late reply, I was away over the weekend and am playing catchup still! If you'd like me to add you to the project I'd be happy too. Also please put a link somewhere to the Fall Color Project page to help spread the word! Thanks!

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  24. Wow, between the leaf. colors and the autumn slant of light, it's hard to keep my eyes on the road while driving through your photos.

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  25. Beautiful scenery!

    Last Friday, Eric and I took a road trip down I-65 to Indianapolis. The trees were all green. When we came back on Sunday, the scenery changed over night...fall had fallen...all the trees were on fire! The colors were so vivid - oranges, reds, ambers, yellows, scarlett - just came alive in a day.

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  26. What gorgeous color! I'm glad to see your maples in full color. Ours were battered by Irene and then hit by fungus so our worst foliage year ever. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  27. So nice to see fall in your area! Does Baron enjoy the cooler weather?

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  28. Such beautiful scenery - it's unmistakable that Fall is in the air, especially with the stunning orange-hued foliage!

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  29. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing... those roads sure do look inviting!

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  30. I love MN in fall. Just gorgeous. Your neck of the woods, too. I have been out on my bike alot this fall. Just enjoy the cooler temps. Won;t last. Winter will be here soon.

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  31. Kia ora TB,
    Oh the memories you instill deep in my soul. Kia ora!
    Cheers,
    Robb

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