Tag Archives: Autumn

Goodbye Summer

Today is the Autumn Equinox or the first day of Spring depending on which hemisphere you live in. Since I live in the Northern Hemisphere, it is our first day of Autumn or Fall. Today does feel a bit cooler here in Southern California, 74 degrees in my neck of the woods. We will probably have another heat wave soon so this may be our one true Fall day weather wise. Our trees still have green leaves but I am celebrating Fall in spirit.

I am reminded of another thing. Day light savings time will end soon. Remember “Fall Back.” Oh, joy! Another hour of sleep!

Featured image via Public Domain.

Indian Summer

Heat wave in Los Angeles until Tuesday said the LA Times today. The official start of Fall is about 2 weeks from now. Autumn is different in Southern California from back East. Most years we never get a Fall with a drop in temperature and crisp, cool weather. The trees get confused and hold on to their leaves which may not drop until late November. We can have hot weather on Halloween with the kids sweating in their costumes.

We forget that we live in a desert climate. It can be hot in October, November and December. It can go from hot to the cold of winter without the cooling down period in between. And when we have a really cold winter I regret my grumbling about the Autumn heat.

I expect an Indian Summer again this year.

Image by Damian Gadal

Image by Damian Gadal