Its late fall in Minnesota. We had some awesome colors in spots around the Twin Cities and on a trip we took through northern Wisconsin. I love to play golf when the fall colors are at their peak, even though I may lose a few golf balls under leaves in the woods!
Now most of the leaves are down and raked up, we’ve pruned the bushes and pulled in the vegetable garden. In a couple weeks we’ll put away the lawn mower and tune up the snow blower. People who live in warmer climates may think we’re crazy, but I love the change in seasons. Sure, it gets pretty cold here, but we have a lot of blue sky days and beautiful snowy scenery. Our weekend lives change quite a bit. No golf or gardening means more time for reading and reflecting, and refreshing the spirit.
People think of springtime as a time for new birth and growth, but for me, winter is more interesting and refreshing. It is a time for thinking about a new year and setting goals to be achieved. I could do without the occasional blizzard, but I enjoy a nice snowfall and winter walks.
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