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Autumn is my time of year.

When the leaves that were green turn brown, it's the start of cooler weather, even here in Dallas. There are days that start off low, in the upper 40's or lower 50's, and then as the day moves on, temperatures can climb to as high as the upper 80's or lower 90's.

I still have to say, it's a welcome change from the previous 4 months. I guess one of the reasons I enjoy the change is the cool breeze that blows over and I see the squirrels gathering acorns for the winter. People seem to be in a better mood, due to the cooler days.

It is kind of funny though. I ran the a/c a few days ago due to it being unusually warm and the next morning, lower 50's, I had to stand in front of the space heater to warm myself up a bit. The inside temperature was 68 degrees. I had to get some heat from the gas heater just enough to bring things up to 71 and then I turned it back off. Today the a/c is back on. I still find it somewhat uncomfortable to adjust to the changes.

While at night I cover up with a wool blanket, I wake up to lower temperatures. We went out just a day ago and I wore a long sleeve shirt only to have to take it off and just wear a T-shirt later on in the afternoon. The leaves have been falling slowly but more than half of them are still up in the trees. The main thing I have noticed is the entire back yard is covered in acorns from the 50 years or older Pin Oak tree, planted back in the year 1965, the approximate year my family moved to Dallas.

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MegL wrote on October 19, 2017, 1:09 PM

A dry autumn can be very pleasant. We had the remains of ex hurricane Ophelia through here on Monday!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 19, 2017, 4:22 PM

So you are having more rains then. I didn't look into that particular storm. When did Ophelia arrive in your area?

MegL wrote on October 20, 2017, 6:16 AM

It was ex Ophelia by the time it reached on Monday afternoon about 3pm

VinceSummers wrote on October 20, 2017, 8:43 AM

The Fall is OK with me. Trouble is where it takes you: the most dreary season of the year. And since I don't celebrate the holidays, but find them distasteful, it's all the more miserable.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 20, 2017, 11:16 AM

I would like to have a cup of hot cocoa or mocha cappuccino during the freezing months. I hope you find some way of keeping warm and cozy this coming winter Vincent.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 20, 2017, 11:17 AM

Here in Dallas, Harvey managed to make some areas of the big state of Texas a little bit wet from rainfall.

Colibry21 wrote on October 20, 2017, 1:36 PM

Fall can be a really nice season. I love seeing the leaves changing colours.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 20, 2017, 11:16 PM

Yes, there is a certain elegance and it brings me back to early days of my youth in spirit that is.

HappyLady wrote on October 23, 2017, 3:41 PM

It all sounds like British weather any time! You never know quite where you are at all. I love seeing acorns on the ground, but surprisingly, we do not get a lot of oaks in the part of Oxfordshire I live in.

lookatdesktop wrote on October 24, 2017, 11:03 PM

I bet you have some nice looking trees there as well. I live in Oak Cliff both literally and figuratively.