“White,” “Green,” “Fall Colors” — & “Brown”

Non-residents may think Minnesota only has one season:  winter.

Locals sometimes joke that there are actually two:  winter and road construction (the same people suggest that Minnesota’s state bird is the mosquito).

However, in addition to marking the seasonal ebb and flow by the calendar and thermometer, I keep track two other ways:  1) light and dark; and 2) colors.

Is “Brown” Two Seasons or One?

So, in June, while the Twin Cities doesn’t quite rival the perpetually light Arctic Circle, locally the sun rises just after 5 a.m. and twilight lingers until almost 10 p.m.

Of course, on December 21, the reverse is true.

And then there’s color.

Here’s how I’d divide the year:

May through September:  Green
Part of October:  brilliant riot of Fall colors — at least if the leaves cooperate
Late October to December; late March to April:  Brown
December to late March:  White

That places us on the cusp of “Brown” at the moment.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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