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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.

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

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

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

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

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5. ...and the nights slowly get warmer.

6. Summer brings the state fair...

7. ...relaxing days by the lake...

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

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.

11. Your pets savor this time, too.

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

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

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

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...

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

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