Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Balance

The two complimentary colors, green and red, contrast each other on the trees in front of the Discovery Public School of Faribault. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Caught on a Weed

A weed growing at the intersection of the pavement and the curb, intertwines with two leaves. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Framing Water

The blue sky and water make an appealing sight for guests who visit South Alexander Park. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Tree and Lake

Standing tall, the tree creates a sense of serenity among the park. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Waves

The water in the Cannon River Reservoir waves along past the boat landing. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Sunshine through Trees

The sun shines through the top of the tree at South Alexander Park. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Bridge Framing

The bridge along Lyndale Avenue frames the Cannon River. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Scenic Escape

Light gray rocks sit along the bank of the Cannon River. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Close-Up of Rocks

Stray weeds hinder the focus of the blue sky and the adjoining tree line. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Fall Scenery

A plethora of fall colors line the area around the Cannon River. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Bikers

Bicyclists make their way south along the newest section of the Mill Towns Trail near White Sands Park. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Alignment

Weeds grow along the bike/walk path line up with the power line. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Change in perspective

Branches come together to meet in the middle at River Bend Nature Center. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Close up of leaf

Sun shines through a leaf in the woods unveiling its veins as shadows fall upon it. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

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Fine fall foliage frames the tower of Johnston Hall. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Woods

The sun flutters amidst the barricade of trees along the River Bend Nature Center pathway. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Looking up the tree trunk

The tree trunk divides the array of yellow and green leaves down the middle of the branches. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Looking up at tree

Trees with stark red leaves and thick branches line the lawn leading up to the District One Hospital. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Leaf in crack of bridge

The Floating Bridge at the Nature Center captures one leaf in its many cracks. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Track in snow

The track from a vehicle leads towards the water of the Cannon River Reservoir. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Snow art

The snow along the shoreline creates a unique contrast of textures in comparison to the waves of the water. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 leaves with snow in background

The vibrant green leaves provide an appealing sight as snow laces the background. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Leaf standing up in snow

Two leaves stand strong after an unseasonable several inches of snowfall. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Details of leaf in snow

All eyes lead to the leaf as the details of its veins poke through the intricate snowflakes. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News) 

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 Details of snow on a leaf

The snow casts an interesting shape on the remainder of the leaves left on the trees in early fall. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 leaves with bare tree in background

The dark, burnt, orange color of the leaves starkly contrast against the white background of the tree covered with snow. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 snow on evergreen tree

Globs of snow sit upon the tops of the evergreen trees along the path to the BMX Park. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 looking up at evergreen tree

Looking up towards the top of the tree provides an interesting array of green tones. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Fleurde-lis Dec. 2019 close-up of evergreen tree

Evergreen trees have leaves shaped like needles that remain on the trees throughout the whole year. (Michelle Vlasak/Faribault Daily News)

Winter sky

Low December clouds appear to hang over the setting sun, making a colorful backdrop for this rural Rice County farm. (Suzanne Rook/Faribault Daily News)

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Fallen leaves cover a path through Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. (Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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With the changing leaves behind it, water flows swiftly over the falls at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. (Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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(Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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Slight changes in grade create mini waterfalls just below a bridge in Nerstrand Big Woods State Park. (Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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(Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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A long shutter speed makes water gushing over the falls appear to come off in sheets and the motion of the water below seems as if it's a whirlpool of chocolate and caramel. (Photo courtesy of Dale Brown)

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The 2019 Winterfest fireworks shone brightly over the buildings on the east side of Central Avenue near Fourth Street NW. (Suzanne Rook/Faribault Daily News)

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