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!
No, no, you've gotta look closer!
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.