I got a call from a friend yesterday. She and her husband were driving through the Berkshires. College shopping. She told me it was nice to see the leaves beginning to turn.
Fall foliage always held a mixed message for me. On the one hand, it was beautiful. There’s no denying, New England in the fall is gorgeous.
On the other hand, fall foliage was the first sign winter was nearby. If you know me, you know I hate winter!
Fall in SoCal is much less pronounced. The plants which flank my patio are all green. I even have some bushes flowering.
The leaves on the trees outside the house are also green.
This morning on the news the meteorologist talked about fall-like weather. I suppose. It’s just a different fall. Here, seasonal change is more nuanced.
I miss the colors of New England, but I think I like this fall better.
I’m out on the patio writing this on my tablet while having a cup of coffee. Fall was never conducive to that in Connecticut.
It doesn’t take long to love California weather.