Changing colors, cooler temps, looking forward to autumn holidays and breaking out the warm clothes. Yes, my friends, fall is here.
Today marked the first official day of the season that bridges summer and winter. I know some parts of the country are seeing signs of the changing season, but here in Southern California, I'm happy right now to settle for stepping on the few crunchy leaves while enjoying the changing colors of the ones still hanging onto their branches. In cities further north, my colleagues are preparing for winter haulouts - thinking about the work that needs to be done on their boats, and wondering how they'll maintain their sanity without a boat to row until spring. No doubt, some gondola operations are finishing off their year with "fall color tours" - with passengers enjoying the cool air and orange leaves almost as much as their gondoliers.
Welcome to fall my friends.
Send me your best fall color gondola photos - I'd love to post them here.