This was yesterday, actually, in Evanston, Illinois. I was on a job site and could set up my equipment and just read until they were ready for me.
It was glorious. The sky looks washed out here because I'm shooting into the sunlight. The temperatures rose into the mid-50's and, although there was a breeze, it was intermittent. Once the sun descended behind the building to the right, the temperatures dropped, plummeted, into the 40's. I was overdressed for the sun and under dressed for the shade.
But, I'll take these days when there is a nip in the air and the breeze smells so fresh. They are like miniature blessings, although I do love the winter and snow.
It was similar to yesterday today; the perfect day for Iowa to finish the Big 10 season. It was not the most well-run game they have played all season. The problems which manifested themselves in the Northwestern game continued unchecked through this game. Still, they went out on a positive note:
Iowa 12 Minnesota 0
But it could have been so much better.
Now, we wait to see which bowl wants them. Bowl officials like to invite the Hawkeyes because the fans follow them in very large quantities to whatever game the Hawkeyes have been invited to. Even in a year when belt-tightening is the norm, Hawkeye fans will descend en masse into the area of the bowl and provide a well-needed boost to the local economy.
The question becomes, what will I do with my Saturdays, now that football is over. Wait, wait! Basketball is just around the corner.
Beverage: Lady Grey Tea