OF ALL THE SEASONS, autumn rates as my favorite in Minnesota.
Crisp days. Cobalt skies. Colors changing.
Sharp shadows and angled light.
Earthy scents rising from fallen leaves and ripening crops.
Bursts of red and orange, mixed with shades of brown, that color the earth.
Dappled light. Dancing leaves. Magical.
An abundance of produce—acorn squash baking, fresh tomatoes thrown into a pot of chili, the crunch of biting into a SweeTango apple from a local orchard.
A backyard campfire.
I love this season.
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