I suppose that three weeks since my last blog isn't that long, but it seems that it has been longer. Maybe because so many things seem to happening at once. Days are shorter, temperatures are different, flowers and leaves are changing, among other changes. Heck, it is so different that even I am a year older. Yep, another trip around the sun for me. Hey, it takes longer with a walker! I suppose that I am more viral than virile, but all in all, life is not too bad. And no, there isn't a walker in my life. I am waiting until I find some tennis balls before I roll that bad boy out!
In between posts was the Minnesota State fair. Labeled by some as "America's Get Together" it is an impressive even. The fair saw near record attendance this year though on the day of my attendance I was almost alone as only 225,000 of my friends were there. Food was eaten, food was spilled upon myself, and miles were walked, so it was all pretty fun.
I tried to explain to someone about how many hours I have spent in fairgrounds but she was unimpressed. Until I told her that I did milking contests and once even beat Alice in Dairyland! The media horde also used to watch hours of cow judging and got to know some of the key traits of the cows and steers but also of the judges. Bets were made and won on the best udders and presentation of them, as well as the shoulders and shanks and other bits of other things. Yep, a Ph.D. and an education by Arnie Hoffman and the Country Today! Trends of course change, even in cow judging. In the past, some judges wanted totally smooth cows, but it seems this year they want cows with slight mohawks near their tails. Who knew? I will have to talk to my barber about that. Of course anything that enhances cow butts is a good thing--why do I find cow butts photogenic? Probably we shouldn't even go there...
Today was a beautiful day for a walk with great light. My neighborhood is great for days like this and I love how the light can change from minute to minute. I think I can thank the changing seasons for both the light and the changing flora. There are still a few splashes of color but soon color will only be seen in fallen leaves.