Fall colors at Wild River State Park

Fall path Wild River State Park 11214 _StaatsA week ago I made a quick drive north of Saint Paul to one of my favorite Minnesota state parks, Wild River.  Located along the St. Croix River, the park seems to always have some glorious fall colors.  On arriving before dawn, I made sure to be by the river as the sun rose over the Wisconsin bluffs to the east.  As quickly as the sun cleared the bluffs, the clouds moved in and the light changed.  After an hour of cloudy and gray skies, I wandered up onto the hillside and the main area of the park.  While walking down the hiking path the sunlight broke through the clouds for about five minutes.  Through the golden leaves on the trees, the woods were bathed in a luminous light that was ever so brief.  The clouds moved back in, the winds picked up causing the leaves to scatter along the path, and eventually the rain began.

2 thoughts on “Fall colors at Wild River State Park

  1. Elizabeth Miller October 26, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Dear Linda,
    I just wanted to say “thank you” for providing a means for me to send cards
    which are not loud or trashy, but reflect the beauty of God in all His magnificence and splendor. I have bought many of your cards over the years. So thank you.

    • lindastaatsphoto October 26, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thanks for reaching out to me, Elizabeth, and for the kind words. I’m so glad you like the cards and the images. Thanks again!

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