Fall has definitely begun here on the high plains. The temperatures are still above average and it’s warm in the sun, but there is a chill in the wind and the temperature plummets to just above freezing every night.
I always welcome the change of seasons. It means a new list of things to enjoy or get done. I can wrap up the yard work now. My daily walks are going to transfer to the treadmill. There’s oodles of little projects to do inside the house. I’ll have more time to read, more time to write. College football (Hail the Bison!) is in full swing (long time readers will remember my vow about the NFL). And for the first time in several years, the Minnesota Twins are in the hunt.
It’s been a painful drought for us Twins fans. Four years of wretchedness, ninety plus losses, incompetence in the dugout, coaching staff, and front office. But with a new manager, a crop of promising rookies, and a few veterans that remembered what they were made of, they’re making a run of it. Here we are in the last week of the season and EVERY GAME MATTERS. We haven’t been in this situation for a very long time and damn, it’s a heady experience. Gods I love this game!
So welcome Autumn and all your splendor. Soon enough your frozen brother will be appearing on the horizon so we will wallow in your glory as long as we can. In the state of North Dakota that can end in mid-October or waltz into December. Whenever that happens, we’ll be ready.