After a long, hot summer I'm really glad to have a few nights where the temperatures drop below roasting. Every chance I get I turn the AC off and open the windows so I can finally have some fresh air in the house and enjoy the cooler temperatures. It's a shame they don't hang around any longer than they do. This is the time of year that I get to enjoy these teasing hints of fall and long for autumn when I enjoy the weather all day long, and not just from midnight to dawn. It won't be long before those days are here. And they'll last about an instant before it starts getting TOO cold and I whine about that instead of whining about the heat.
I love the idea of having four seasons each year - a complete fall, winter, spring and summer. Down here it seems we skip spring and fall and just have a quick transition from summer to winter. I'd love to live in a small town somewhere that has a nice crisp fall, with changing leaves and fall festivals complete with hay rides, bonfires, pumpkin patches and all that fun stuff. But that same magic place would probably have horribly long, cold, snowy winters. Yuck! Snow is okay once in a blue moon so long as it doesn't last more than a day or two and doesn't happen every year. But every winter, all winter? No thanks!