Vivid shades of gold, orange, and red line the streets. The air is crisp, the pumpkin flavorings are in overdrive, and the Vikings are losing games. Yes, fall is in full bloom in the Twin Cities!
I always think of the first half of autumn as a sort of sweet buffer for the coming cold. Drinking in the warm fall hues, pumpkin lattes, apple spice fragrances etc., helps make the slow concession of rearranging the closet and pulling out the sweaters, jackets and boots (I do love the return to boots!) more bearable. But sooner than later things get real: the trees become bare and cold reality sets in. So as the late, great Donna Summer used to sing, let's dance, the last dance and savor autumn's gifts while they last. Below is a list of a few highlights of the season (go here if you're strictly looking for Halloween events):