Taking a walk with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle around our Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood in my shorts and T-shirt, I noticed the dog panting and myself working up a good sweat.
So I stopped to snap a snot of the tree above with my iPhone 4, foremost to give the dog a breather and also to remind myself that tomorrow, the calendar turns to October. It’s been autumn officially for more than a week now. I thought we were going to have an early fall because I’d spotted the first burst of color in our foliage in the middle of August.
And yet immediately next door on the block one over from the home I share with my dear wife Karen and our beloved rescue mutt was this pretty garden, hanging on to its colors of summer for all it’s worth.
That’s one of the wonders of upstate New York this time of year, I always discover anew, somehow and some way.
Fall comes and summer lingers. And they’re both beautiful in their own ways.
What signs of summer and autumn do you see coexisting where you live? What would be your perfect temperature as September gives way to October? Pick a color: Green, yellow, red or brown.