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....