Friday, October 24, 2008

Autumn Has Fallen

We had our second cool front of the season move through Wednesday night, and by this morning our temperatures were down in the mid-40s. I realize that's nothing for most readers of my blog but down here on the Texas Gulf Coast, weather like that coming before January is almost enough to start a panic. There were people walking into the office building this morning wearing heavy (faux) fur coats.

Okay, okay, so it's not really that bad, but it is definitely cool enough to officially pronounce that Autumn has come to Texas. And looking back over the pictures from my recent trip to Mercer Arboretum, I realized I actually have photographic proof of the event!

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No, no, you've gotta look closer!

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See? Autumn!

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C'mon, give me a little leeway here. That's about all the fall colors we get around here. And it will probably stay that way until about a week after we are all wearing shorts on Christmas morning. Then we'll get a blast of Canadian air blowing through, all the leaves will suddenly drop from the trees overnight, and we'll pretend to be suffering through the miseries of winter for a couple of months until the heat and mosquitoes kick back in again.

4 comments:

Sister Susan said...

shuddup! Snow in the forecast here before we get to Halloween. We've had a lovely autumn in Southwestern Ontario this year, and I do admit that it's a time I remember how lovely it is to be here rather than there.

Kyle said...

Snow? That's that cold, crunchy white stuff, right? I think I remember seeing that on TV once or twice before...

Looking at the forecast, we should be having a pretty nice weekend, weather-wise. Down in the 40s or 50s at night, up into the 80s during the day. Guess I'll be weed-eating while at Mom's tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, and enjoy your fall! Er, I mean, autumn. ;-)

Kathiesbirds said...

Love your sarcasm. That's about all the Autumn we get here in Tucson also.!

Mckay K said...

Autumn here is beautiful. I have family members in Texas. They write and ask for pictures of the seasonal changes from the east.

I enjoy taking the photos and sending them to my loved ones.

You have great pictures on your site.

Be well