September + October 2021: A Photo Journal

Alright, I’m cheating a bit this time and doing a two-in-one post since I accidentally missed my September photo journal. Fall is my favorite time of year, so I guess my only excuse is that I was having too much fun soaking up the last bit of warm weather before it gets too cold. And so that’s what you’ll see below: All those warm days with bright fall colors over the last two months. I couldn’t miss it!

Over the weekend, I got back into it and finally put this photo journal together of all the snaps I loved from September and October. It’s a little late, but it is here nonetheless. So let’s dive in, shall we?

September started with a colorful surprise by sharing this beautiful rainbow with us one afternoon. The weather forecast was sunshine and partly cloudy all day. But sometime late afternoon, we got this quick, random burst of heavy rainfall – it only lasted a few minutes! And afterward, this almost double rainbow seemed to spread out directly in front of me. So let’s say it was a good day.

On a foggy fall morning, my sister and I met up at our favorite coffee shop, Smith. We also grab a table out on their cute patio. Even on crisp fall mornings, you can snuggle under a heat lamp as you warm up with coffee.

I made a random pit stop at the Munsinger Clemens Gardens to kill time in between appointments. It was a warm day, so I wanted to do something outdoors. It was late in the season, so I wasn’t expecting too much from the stop but was pleasantly surprised to find that the grounds were still quite lovely. And I especially adored all the pine needles along the pathways.

I went to a broadway show at the Guthrie with my mom, sister, and niece. It was the first time in a long that I got to dress up, so of course, I needed to document it. 😉 Felt cute, might delete later?

I’m pretty sure I took a similar photo of these stairs last year around the same time. They’re located at one of my favorite parks to go for a long walk. I love how the leaves gather on the steps.

Here is the golden hour at another one of my favorite hiking spots. Wood Lake Nature Center is a 150-acre nature preserve with trails that will take you into various habitats, including lowland forests, a cattail marsh, and prairies. You’ll find something new every time you go.

My sister and I went to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. It was so cool! And surprisingly relaxing. The paintings move and play with classical music, so I remember feeling very calm and at ease by the end. I think that they need to do this with Monet paintings too. Someone get on that! I’ll be there.

I was very late picking up pumpkins this year. And by very late, I mean the afternoon before Halloween. Whoops! But I finally made it happen and was glad I did because that meant I got to go to my favorite little pumpkin patch to pick up the goodies. I finally jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon. 😉

I closed out October by heading to the Minnesota Arboretum to see all the fall colors. I was nervous that it might be a weekend too late to see everything at its peak, but I ended up timing it just right. The Arb was beautiful, and the colors were gorgeous. I spent over two hours there just walking the trails and seeing all the different gardens. I’d 100% recommend visiting the Minnesota Arboretum in the fall.

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