Fall officially began a month ago on September 22. But here in the South, September can still be pretty hot and humid. Things have begun to change, though, and I'm seeing signs that fall might actually be here. Today I saw these bright red maple leaves and the pumpkins and mums in front of the landscaping business near my apartment. They really should have a song for this time of the year -- maybe something like "It's beginning to look a lot like Autumn."
Temps at night have dropped into the 30's several times, and I've dug out some warm jammies for night and fleece pullovers for the day. However, sometimes it's still getting warm in the middle of the day, so I dress in layers and peel off one when the temps rise. Or the day could be like today and be rainy and dreary. It's not unusual this time of year to have a forty-degree temperature spread during the course of a week.
Some of the trees like this one I saw by the grocery store today have even dropped all their leaves, which makes for a dismal landscape. Pretty soon everything but the evergreens will look like this, and we'll be shivering and waiting for spring to come around again.
Is it fall where you live yet? Or is summer still hanging on? Or maybe you're in a part of the country that's already had snow. Perhaps you're around the other side of the world and below the equator and ushering in spring.
What's your weather like and what's your favorite season?
P.S. Our very own Angel is blogging today at http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/ . This is the group blog for the 2009 Golden Heart finalists and today is her first time guest blogging. Please click over and say hi to her and show the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood how friendly the Playground gang is.