So that little nip is in the air, even in southern NM. It is definitely fall, and I think I'm liking it. I know, summer is HOT, and I get HOT, but really, I love me some summer. I really do. The sunlight, the days off, what's not to love?
Luckily, we have a pretty extended warm season, and we aren't quite to the end of it. Usually we go through October, and sometimes into November with temp in the 70's, but I have a feeling this year, with the late rains we had, that it will soon be jacket weather. Not that I hate that. In the fall, it is a change, while in the spring I'm anxious for the end of jacket weather.
So the sun shines, but there is coolness in the breeze. The evening sunlight brings the long shadows a little earlier every day. There are pumpkins in the store, and walking through one of the hallways, the culinary program class was cleaning pumkins, and it smelled fabulous. Pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes, and I even found pumpkin marshmallows. (Raine loves marshmallows) I bought some pumpkin so Ron could make pumpkin dump cake if he wanted. Soon, it will be time for yummy pumpkin pies, too.
As we fall slowly through October and into the holiday season, we wait for the leaves to turn, and the first freeze to drop them from the trees. The school year presses onward, and grades will soon be due, and we will be one quarter through the school year, just like that. Welcome to Autumn.