We’ve entered the time in Minnesota where our daily temperature swings get wider and wider. We’re starting most mornings with cool 50-60 (F) degree temps, despite also reaching the low 80s still in the afternoon. The sun is getting lower in the sky, meaning that we’re getting less warm sunlight every day. The mornings are staying darker later, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier.
This transitional period is one of my favorite times in Minnesota. We experience a truly lovely Fall here (most of the time). We get crisp air and beautiful afternoons that remind us that our choices are more than just hot or cold. We can experience a season where we feel the transition from hot to cold, and it’s wonderful.
In the coming week I also get to spend time on the north shore, helping with one of my favorite races, the Superior Fall Trail Race. I’m excited to get up there and get to work, and see all the wonderful trail people I know. Only a few more days and another Fall tradition will be upon us. Soon the ground will be white, but for now, I’m soaking up every last bit of this wonderful middle ground.