While driving to work in the September darkness this morning, it was announced that Autumn would commence at 3:20pm this afternoon, (1520 using 24-hour time).
Living in the lowcountry of South Carolina has many benefits, but “Autumn” is not one of them. The temperature and humidity will both push 90 for the next month or so and then one day, it will be cool…then the next day hot again.
I recall living in the Pocono Mountains in the early 1990’s and driving to Philadelphia each day on Rt 611 alongside the Delaware River. Breathtaking as the leaves changed from green to orange and reds. Not so much once the snows started, but I digress.
I love the earthy smells of wet leaves and the first fires started in the family room fireplaces.
There is not much in the way of Fall colors down South and aside from some roadside pumpkin stands and retail, Christmas displays , one might never know that once again, Summer has come and gone.
Regardless of where you live and what the weather is like, you can always listen to George Winston’s Autumn.