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Monday, September 24, 2007

Ch-Ch-Changes...

It’s officially autumn! But Mother Nature didn’t get the memo or perhaps she’s just wicked ticked off about global warming. Who can blame her? So the next two days will be around 90 (@32 C) and humid! Sounds like a pretty pointed portent of “Christmas Future”!

I can’t say I’m sad to see summer wind down, as autumn is my favorite season. Winter is probably my second favorite, except for the costs associated with staying warm. With another nod to Mother Nature, I’m referring to both the financial and the environmental costs.

We’re already starting to see some trees and vines color up. Over the next few weeks the color will cascade north to south across New England. The tourists will do the same. But those tourism dollars spent at farm stands and apple orchards help keep folks living on the land they love, which in turn keeps the hills and valleys looking like what the tourists want to come see in the first place.

Now if only all our cars were hybrids as we drive over hill and down dale as we leaf peep....

4 comments:

Tonya said...

i so want a hybrid. if i was buying that is what i'd get. i don't have a care payment and i'd like to keep it that way a while.

Pink Granite said...

Hey Tonya -
I love our Subaru Outback wagon, but I wish it was a hybrid. If it were a diesel I would look into converting it to run on vegetable oil.
But I too am relieved and happy to be out from under any car payments right now.
;o)
- Lee

dancingmorganmouse said...

One day, some day I'm popping over to north america to see one of those famous autumns.

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
I'll do my best to snap some good photos this season to tide you over!
;o)
- Lee