Thursday, September 11, 2008

Signs of Fall in the Pioneer Valley

I’m sad to report that, while it’s only the 2nd week of September, fall seems to be starting already in the Pioneer Valley. Cooler nights, brisker air, warnings of frost and—the kicker—leaves starting to change:

The official start of fall is still a week and a 1/2 away, so I’m not happy about the early arrival. I am a warm weather lover and I’ve always dreaded fall because it is only a sign of things to come. Specifically, 6 months of winter. (OK, so maybe it’s not really 6 months, but it feels like it sometimes!)

However, I've made a resolution to turn over a new leaf this year. I’m vowing to try to enjoy fall and all it has to offer. After all, fall in the Valley is very pretty, there’s lots to do (I’m hoping to go apple picking this weekend if the weather holds out!) and the daytime temperatures really aren’t that bad. We’ll see how it goes. Maybe in a few weeks I’ll actually start to smile at the leaves changing color, rather than groaning at them…

Got any ideas for fun fall activities? If so, please leave a comment!

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