I spent the morning yesterday getting reacquinted with Maplewood. It's been too many years since I've visited, but like an old friend, it was easy to catch up. I spent many weekends camping here and in other state parks around Minnesota when I was growing up. I may be biased, but if you are ever in my lovely state, please pay a visit to one of the many parks.
After some thought, I decided I'm going to make this a mostly visual tour. I will state right now that I missed the best days to view the fall colors here by a week or so. Add in the 50 mph winds we had for a few days and that leaves the trees pretty bare. I did find a few spots of gold and some other things of interest. With my macro setting I was able to capture these so I can share with you.
My canine companions...
My new friend. (No, I am not scared of bees. I live by the "if I don't bother them, they won't bother me philosophy". So far, no stings.)