We’ve lived a lot of different places, each with its own take on the 4 seasons. In Hawaii, for example, we had 2 seasons: summer and summer (the difference being the number of tourists wandering around with sunburns).
As newcomers to Minnesota, we were a little unsure of what seasons would be like here. Cold, yes, but what else? Fortunately, reddit was there to explain (along with a lot of commentary) the 11 (or so) seasons we’d now be facing here in the Gopher State.
- (1) Winter 🥶❄❄❄
- (2) Fool’s Spring 🤪
- (3) 2nd Winter 🥶❄❄
- (4) Spring of Deception 😒
- (5) 3rd Winter 😬❄
- (6) Mud Season 💩
- (7) Actual Spring 😁🌼🦟
- (8) Summer 😎😅😍🦟
- (9) False Fall 😏
- (10) Second Summer (1 week) 😉
- (11) Actual Fall 😄🍁🍂
Fool’s Spring was sometime last week – when it got up to 44℉ (6.6℃). Since then, we’ve had another near historic snow dump and the temperature this morning was 5℉ (-15℃) – but up from -12℉ (-24.2℃) the day before! So this must be 2nd winter.
Anyway, although it was cold today, it was brilliantly sunny – which was enough to coax us out for a walk from Purgatory Creek Park to Staring Lake and back, with the Creek Valley Trail as the connector. We first did this walk last July, when conditions were, ah, different than they were today.
Last summer, we did a loop around Staring Lake before heading back. Today, we weren’t quite so motivated, despite the path around the lake having been partially cleared. So, after watching some folks getting ready to ice fish – or just pull stuff across the lake – we headed back.
It wasn’t a long walk (4.2 miles / 6.7 km) but it was certainly good enough to get us out of the house after being shut-in by the recent snow storm. Now we’ll stand-by to be deceived by the weather and then comes more winter and mud season. Woo, hoo! 🙄 But before those happen, we plan to spend a few days looking for dinosaurs in a hotter part of the country. 😁🦕🦖
LOL, “the 11 (or so) seasons we’d now be facing here in the Gopher State”… Sounds accurate to me. 🥶