my favorite weeks of the whole year are the few weeks in between seasons. in the north, we like to say we enjoy four seasons. but for some years now i have felt as if we have only two: really cold, and really hot. or, if you are a native minnesotan, that’s rull cold, and rull hot. but in between real cold and real hot, there are few weeks where we get to enjoy a kind of perfect balance–warm sunny days for playing outside, and cool nights perfect for sleeping with the windows open. in minnesota, where i live, those transition weeks usually occur in mid-may and late september. this picture of still-green asters mingling with recently spent daisy stems sums up for me the essence of these transition weeks–a little summer, a little winter, all together.
asters and spent daisy stems