which is rather odd, considering that I am not crazy about winter. In this area the days are still hot, but the breeze has a hint of the coming winter. The nights are cool and crisp and we are due for the first frost.
We do not have the wonderful colors of the Midwest here, once you get away from the city. Landscaping has brought all those colors to our neighborhoods, but the native colors are greens and golds. Sunflowers, wildflowers, aspen trees, cottonwood trees against the backdrop of pines and evergreens.