http://thestudiosublime.com/ asked us to show all in a day. Every fall I try to go on a fall leaf color road trip. Minnesota is spectacular in the fall. This year it was Monday. My son, his fiance, and I headed for Duluth. It is about 1 1/2 hours north of where we live. We took backroads and stopped frequently to take photos of natures glory. The brilliant reds of the maples are mostly gone now as are the light lemony yellows. The colors now are golden , rust and burgundy, so rich and radiant against the evergreens. Duluth is a interesting place to visit. It is on the shore of Lake Superior. The town is built on the hillsides facing the lake. It it's heyday it was very prosperous. There was logging, fishing, and iron ore mining with railroads and ore ships to carry the ore away. There are many grand old Victorian houses in the town. I shared two of my favorite. We stopped at Brighton Beach park and I got lots of great pics there. Did you see the clump of grass growing from the rock in the lake? I also like the pic of the small yellow flowers growing at the edge of the lake in the rock crevasses. Plants have a tough time growing here as conditions are very harsh with the wind blowing off the lake in the winter, sometimes at 30 below zero or more. We went to Hobby Lobby while we were there. Yeah new bead stuff, plus a skein of yarn so I can knit a scarf. I haven't knitted in many years but I want to give it a try again. Our last stop was Russ' Fish House in Two Harbor for homemade smoked trout. Yumm!. The roof with the row of seagulls was a pic I snapped of the house next to Russ'. All in all I had a wonderful day. Please click Sally's link to see what everyone else did all in a day.http://michellemach.com/blog/ and I entered her pay it forward giveaway. I was luck enough to win a treasure box of goodies in the color of my choice. The pic above is what she sent. I am really pleased with what I received. The idea is to send something handmade (or a treasure box of beads)to the first three people to comment on your post. Your handmade surprise will arrive sometime in the next year. When you comment you agree to pay it forward in the same way as I did. It is an interesting way to connect with other beaders. Good luck.