October 25, 2021: A Blue Day in Sauk Centre

Looking across Ash Street South in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Our front yard is green again, after the summer's drought. (October 25, 2021)

Autumn color in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. This isn't our best 'fall colors' year, but I've been enjoying what we do have. (October 25, 2021)

October’s weather isn’t necessarily “bright blue,” here in the Upper Midwest.

But today was a bright blue day. So I spent a little time this afternoon, sitting on the front stoop, enjoying sunshine and what autumn colors we have this year.

And remembering this poem:

October’s Bright Blue Weather
“O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather;
“When loud the bumblebee makes haste,
Belated, thriftless vagrant,
And goldenrod is dying fast,
And lanes with grapes are fragrant….”
(Helen Hunt Jackson (published 1893) via AllPoetry.com)

Looking west across Ash Street South, Sauk Centre; in mid-June. (June 14, 2021)This summer’s drought was a bad one. An ‘up’ side to the nearly-rainless weather is that I didn’t see a mosquito until August.

I’ve talked about that — the drought, not the mosquito — and other stuff:

About Brian H. Gill

I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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