This morning there is white frost on the windshield of my black car and, I suppose, on the pumpkins for sale along the main road here in McHenry county. Some of the sugar maples look like huge sprays of red and gold flowers laid against the oaks which are still hanging in there with bowers of green leaves. It’s definitely Fall.
It’s always interesting to see the changes which come with the four seasons. I missed the seasons when I lived in Southern Mexico and in Las Vegas. There are few sensible changes to the environment in those places as the year passes. Las Vegas is nice enough but its only seasons are “hot and dry” and “warm and dry.” Oaxaca has a dry season and a wet season and both are hot.