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Friday, September 1, 2017

Autumn

Memorial Day weekend is considered the unofficial start of summer, so that means Labor Day is the unofficial start of fall.

We all say it every year...  summer flies by, and it gets faster with every passing year.

It's amazing, and a little sad, how quickly things cool off.  There was a big chill in the air during one of my early morning bike rides this week.  It won't be long before the bike is put away for the season, but I hope for another stretch of weather like we had two years ago.  I was riding right up to the week before Christmas.

Fall is a great time of year-- cool, without being cold.  My only beef with autumn is it doesn't last long enough.  The leaves hit their peak and fall away.  Those light autumn jackets give way to things heavier.  Windshield frost becomes thick and heavy.  You have to scrape it off rather than just let the defroster and windshield do the trick.

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.  Enjoy the fall.  We'll be shoveling snow before you know it.