Fall in Minnesota. Don’t blink or you could miss it. A few weeks ago I was running the air conditioning but overnight it turned chilly.
Then the leaves began to fall and fall and fall. Floating down in a rainbow of colors, they were everywhere. Raking suddenly became a part-time job. I can’t keep ahead of the leaves that just kept falling.
A cold snap moved in bringing frost in the early morning hours. It’s lovely. The landscape looks like it’s wearing an overcoat. Now in shock, the sparse, washed-out leaves seem stuck to the trees and look like they will never move again, let alone fall to the ground.
Everything is gray and sodden.
Last week, When I got back from Mexico, I stumbled out of bed the next morning to discover it was snowing. With gusto! The snow didn’t stick, but still it was sobering.
I was just getting in the spirit of fall and now it is almost gone. I never should have blinked.