Last Saturday I was peeking at fall leaves on Gray’s Bay. Mom and I were at Gray’s Bay Park for a short walk before going to visit Gramma. It was a super windy day, but the sun was out and it was a nice day for a walk to look at some leaves.
We were at this park back in 2020 but it was cold that day. This time we could see some leaves and it was a pretty nice day out. The park is built where Lake Minnetonka and the Minnehaha Creek headwaters meet. The dam is used to control the water flow into the creek.
It is an odd place for walking as most of the park consists of the long wooden walking bridge. I’m a good girl and I know to “use the facilities” before and after being on the bridge. Mom says she is not sure if Nelson would be able to do the same or not. No matter, he was at home. The strong wind sure does a number on my head furs!
The above photo shows some of the pretty colors in the swampy part of the bay. The cattails are always pretty in the fall.
Lake Minnetonka is a very “well to do” area. There are mansions all around the lake. The walking bridge goes from one fancy neighborhood to another. On the other side is a path that goes into the area with homes. There is also a private park for residents of that neighborhood only.
If you look across the bay, between the leaves, you can see some of the fancy homes.
The walking bridge also has a couple benches where one can sit and relax, take in the view, or maybe even nap? I used it for a smile break.
Peeking at the fall leaves this year is mostly about yellows. We miss the deep and bright reds. They are few and far between, but there are some at least.
Hope you enjoyed some Minnesota leaves with an adorable, furry, smiling, tour guide. One on one adventures with Mom are the best. It’s too bad we need the car to do them most of the time.
I’m joining my friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.