There should not be so many flowers in the middle of October in Minnesota. In previous years we've had frost in September and it would not have been uncommon to have had snow once or twice by now, though it wouldn't stay around long. I remember a homecoming in junior high, a September event, where it snowed as we sat on the cold metal bleachers. This year we've had 80 degree weather in October.
We might have frost tonight, if we're lucky. I'm tired of this extended summer.