Pioneer Park & The Colors of Fall Link-up

Last week was a peak week for color in eastern Minnesota.  Every street was dressed in its high holiday color and finery.  Every chance I could, I went for a walk with my camera.  (No quilting for me!)  These photos were taken from Pioneer Park in Stillwater. 
I wasn’t the only one who was out and about relishing the colors.  I saw several Stillwater Trolleys filled with people enjoying guided tours of Stillwater’s many historic buildings and local color.  ( I could hear roars of laughter coming from inside the trolleys…)

The town founders built a beautiful park on a high peak that overlooks the St. Croix River and the downtown area.  It is a very popular park –for good reason…the views are the best in the area!

So if you ever get a chance to visit our lovely town…do a little shopping downtown, grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants, and then head up to Pioneer Park for the best views!

Where is the best spot in your town for photos?    Let’s share the colors of autumn…Please link up with your favorite autumn photos.. We’d love to see your town or tree or bush or flower dressed in its fall finery…The link will be active through October.  If you are not a blogger, you can still link up through photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Shutterfly.

Can’t wait to see…

The glorious colors of autumn are so fleeting, let’s share our photos.  Please add your favorite photos to the collection below.

Last Call for the Farmers’ Markets

When you’re out and about today (jaunting?)…you may want to stop at the Farmers’ Market.  Sadly, here in Minnesota, several of my favorite Farmers’ Markets are closing this week.  Another sign that summer has ended…but, again fall has its own rewards…sweaters, apples, acorn squash and the ever-photogenic pumpkin!  I can’t wait to put on my Irish knit sweater — you know, the one that feels like a house coat and makes you look 20 pounds heavier…I have three! I can’t wait to put one on and go apple picking!  (We’ll save pumpkin picking until the girls are home for break.)

Have a great Saturday-wherever you are and whatever you’re doing!

PS…Don’t forget to get some flowers for the house…