17 Scenic GIFs That Will Make Any Midwesterner Proud

Those hearty enough to thrive in the Midwest have a special appreciation for the region’s raw beauty. Here are 17 GIFs that will make any true Midwesterner long for home. With Auto Awesome on Google+, you can upload a series of similar photos and they’ll automatically be turned into a GIF.

1. The best things in the Midwest start in the spring…

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2. …when in the span of weeks, the snow melts…

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3. …the lake ice thaws, and you begin to daydream about summer.

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4. In an instant, corn sprouts from the endless expanse of fields…

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5. …and the nights slowly get warmer.

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6. Summer brings the state fair…

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7. …relaxing days by the lake…

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8. …and some of the finest lightning in the world.

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9. At the end of August, you begin to feel a chill in the air…

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10. …and savor your remaining time outdoors.

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11. Your pets savor this time, too.

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12. And then, over the course of a few weeks, everything gets very cold.

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13. The first big snow of the year is always enchanting…

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14. …even though you know this is how you’ll spend a good chunk of the next four months.

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15. But hey, you have the option of doing this on the weekends.

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16. And despite how bitterly cold it gets…

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17. …you still think a Midwestern winter is magical.

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Experience GIFs from three other parts of America and share GIFs that represent your part of the country on Google+ with #AutoAwesome. (Check out the West here - East and South coming soon.)

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