When you look up the definition of what the perfect fall colors viewing weekend in Minnesota, this weekend would be it. With high temperatures today and tomorrow in the low 80s and a light wind, it is the perfect time to get out and view the fall colors around the Twin Cities on this last weekend of September.
The fall colors are becoming vivid along the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, MN. The colors are intense and one needs to do is take a drive along Minnehaha Parkway in Minneapolis or Sheppard Road in Saint Paul.
In this video from along the banks of the Minnesota and Mississippi Rivers in Saint Paul you can see all the Oaks, Maples, Birch and various other tree’s changing colors this weekend.
There is a surprise at the end of this video. I wanted to check out one more spot and it was in the Fort Snelling State Park where the two rivers merge. That’s when I got the shot, a young buck (Deer) in the wild, and up close eating. I added those shots to the end of the video. The park rangers say not to feed them or get out of your car if they are nearby but they will come up to people in the park even though they are wild since is like a sanctuary for them in the heart of the metro area.
October is only a day away, get out and enjoy the weekend.
Clip 01 Overlooking downtown Saint Paul with fall colors in the foreground.
Clip 02 Overlooking Cathedral Hill in Saint Paul with vivid colors.
Clip 03 Rack Focus shot with red / brown oak leafs in the foreground and racks to the shot of Cathedral Hill in the background from the park outside the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Science Museum is on the north side of the Mississippi River bluffs in downtown Saint Paul, MN.
Clip 04 – 05 Ultra Wide and Medium shots of the fall colors from the upper deck of the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Clip 06 – 08 Yellow foliage with blue sky outside the Science Museum of MN.
Clip 09 Fall Colors reflecting along water on the river bluff on the south side of the Mississippi River Valley over Pickerel Lake.
Clip 10 Tighter shot of the fall colors on the south side of the river valley.
Clip 11 Pan shot of the colors along the south side of the Mississippi River valley in Saint Paul.
Clip 12 Contrast in Colors Red/Orange and Yellow, wide shot.
Clip 13 Red/Orange and Yellow, Rack Focus to Yellow in background
Clip 14 Contrasting colors with Oak and two pine trees under a perfect blue sky.
Clip 15 Colorful trees along the side of the road outside the Science Museum of MN
Clip 16 – 18 Wide, Medium and Tight of bright and vivid Maple Leafs with the blue sky sneaking in from behind the tree.
Clip 19 More vivid colors from the park outside of the Science Museum of MN
Clip 20 – 23 Wild Buck along the banks of the Mississippi River in the Fort Snelling State Park. The dear is feeding on vegetation about 20 feet away from the camera and does not seem care if we were there filming him.