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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: The changing of the seasons

A couple walks down a trail at Itasca State Park in late September. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) 1 / 6
Kensey Olson, left, and Jack LaCroix, right, push Noah LaCroix at Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground during Worldwide Day of Play held Sept. 17. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) 2 / 6
Members of BSU’s women’s soccer team celebrate a goal during the team’s home opener against Minnesota Crookston held Sept. 3. Miranda Famestad (11) headed in a corner kick from Raquel Thelen to score a goal. The Beavers won the game with a final score of Bemidji State, 5, Minnesota Crookston, 1. (Maggi Stivers | Bemidji Pioneer) 3 / 6
The sunset glows over the horizon near the trestle bridge over the Mississippi River on the east side of Lake Bemidji in late September. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 4 / 6
Fishermen spend time on the north end of Lake Bemidji on the first day of fall. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 5 / 6
Bemidji High School senior Trevor Kleeb works on the exterior of the home while other students work on a wall inside on Thursday while building a new home off Kimmur Road Southwest in Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey | Bemidji Pioneer) 6 / 6

All seasons in Bemidji are spectacular, but fall just may be our favorite. The summer has ended. Students are back. Vibrant greens are replaced with stunning gold, blazing orange and deep red. September is the turning point for all of this, and Pioneer photographers Maggi Stivers and Jillian Gandsey captured the moments perfectly.