Adeline Porcupine and Danny Armadillo embrace fall.
It can be difficult to say goodbye to one season and welcome another. There's a tiny pang of loss I feel with the fading of each season. But with each fading comes something new, and there's always an element of excitement in that.
Summer is currently transitioning into fall, and I'm reluctant to say goodbye. My favorite thing about the summer is the fact that generally, I can be outside when I want to be outside. In summertime, I read outside and hang my laundry outside and bike outside and run outside. In the winter months, I retreat indoors for many of these activities.
Perhaps the one thing I love most about Minnesota is just how much people here embrace the weather. Minnesotans soak up the summers, no doubt, but their eyes also light up at the sight of the first snowflake, meaning they can bust out their cross-country skis or hang their holiday lights. Minnesotans fish in all kinds of weather, and they exercise and sip coffee outdoors and go to festivals in all seasons. So while I lament the fact that flip-flops are becoming less socially acceptable (and less practical) to wear outdoors, I also, like Adeline Porcupine and friends, can't wait to play in the leaves.
— Eliza Leahy, Associate Editor