I wouldn’t blame the casual reader of this blog for concluding that Minnesotans talk about nothing but the weather.
But when you consider that our temperature range here is a whopping 174 degrees (and that it once dropped 71 degrees in a single day), perhaps you can understand all the fuss. And boy, was last weekend fuss-worthy!
A week ago Friday I visited the Quaking Bog, near Eloise Butler. This is one of my favorite fall hikes in the Twin Cities because it has such a mix of color — golden aspens, red maples, deep-brown oaks, evergreens.
And although those colors were still patchy on Friday, they were brilliant in the late-afternoon sun.
I was sad that several pines had been vandalized, though (because even with peace symbols, the paint is still toxic to the trees). People are so weird sometimes.
Saturday brought a stroll through the…
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