Thursday, January 17, 2013

Minnesota Valley Refuge

One of the cool things about living here in the Twin Cities is that we have a lot of local parks, nature centers, refuges and other green spaces that are easily available to people. Since Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes ( actually we have 11,842) many of these areas are set up around lakes or rivers. This is a picture of a part of the Minnesota Valley Refuge. The refuge runs along the Minnesota River from Bloomington to Shakopee. The refuge looks quite a bit different at the moment, it is mostly snow and ice right now, but soon the plants and wildlife will return and the flowers will bloom again.


7 comments:

HansHB said...

Great Skyphoto!
Well done!

Jannibele said...

So beautifull with the yelllow in front against a blue sky.

Steffi said...

Wonderful photo!The different colours are so beautiful-the yellow and the blue!
Have a nice weekend!

HoodPhoto said...

What pretty colors!

Sallie (FullTime-LIfe) said...

If only it weren't quite so cold in the winter! It's a beautiful State and we loved traveling through there (in early Fall).

Robert Geiss said...

Surely a refuge.

Please have a good Friday.

daily athens photo

Gemma Wiseman said...

So many lakes! Incredible! Love this perspective across the river! Beautiful scene!