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    I just put the fans into the attic

    And I am wearing socks again.

    What says "it's fall" to you?
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    When I have to put on a light jacket to be comfortable.
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    When the pine needles drop. I live in a pine forest, and the amount of dropped needles is amazing, more than enough to completely obscure the driveway and all the surrounding ground.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Forecast today is only 97 vs 100 yesterday.

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    Must be near the equinox. Watched the sun set last night just to the right of The Brothers, middle of the Olympic Range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    I just put the fans into the attic

    And I am wearing socks again.

    What says "it's fall" to you?
    Socks and sandals. A Seattle tradition when we’re cold but not yet ready to give up.

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    Some unenlightened souls think that's a fashion no-no.
    What's not on a boat costs nothing, weighs nothing, and can't break

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Some unenlightened souls think that's a fashion no-no.
    Yeah, like flannel shirts until Cobain straighten them out.

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    I just got back from upping the mooring lines on a 1938 IOD that really should be out of the water before this storm hits. Thinking "this boat should have been hauled" is a sure sign of fall.

    It's also a sure sign that I am a slow learner, thank you all for being too polite to say anything.
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    Ugh. Fall. 101 F.

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    Tuning up the snowblower.

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    Growing up in Annapolis, fall always had a mix of bright cool days and cold rainy days.

    We've had cold rainy days this week and it really does feel like fall to me. Plus, the lawn has started to turn green again, which is nice.
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    Dark in the morning, leaves falling, frost imminent, snow not that far away.
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    What says "it's fall" to you?
    when the average daily high is merely 100 degrees eff

    not quite there yet, maybe next week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    when the average daily high is merely 100 degrees eff

    not quite there yet, maybe next week
    WOW! Tough neighborhood. Autumn leaves on black water, geese circling for the southbound migration, last of the dahlias going brown...almost time to fire up the woodstove. Oh...I guess I can't 'til we have a roof again....

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    When the amount of tree stuff, leaves, twigs, bigger branches, seed pods from the various trees, and acorns from the big oak start to fill up the yard. Three days of rain, almost an inch and a half, and the twenty degree drop of temps since a week ago has greened up our little bit of front lawn. It’s going to be a bumper year for acorns. They’ve already been dropping for a couple of weeks. All the varied droppings will continue until well into spring. Have to put up a patio umbrella to sit by the firepit or get pelted by them.


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    First dusting of snow on the big hills to the north; Dickinson stove has been operational for a month by then but that’s a late summer thing to my mind.

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    My newly cleaned windows are open and a fresh breeze is blowing through the house.
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    57 degrees here right now, but the leaves are still green. Coming into my favorite time of year.

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    Leaves falling, light comes later. Sharp drop in temps today, high of 65 F.

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    Fallen oak leaves, brown and somewhat curled, bear a resemblance to small dog turds. When the yard is covered with the former, the latter become land-mines. Fortunately, a leaf blower used judiciously will move the leaves without disturbing the turds. The latter is a always a useful thing to bear in mind. Few things worse than a disturbed turd. Not to make things political...


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    When the furnace kicks on at night.

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    Short days and wood fires.

    Fog on some mornings making for interesting navigation

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    The sun sets before I do.
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    The wetherforecast predicts 4 months of rain
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    Hauling and winter storage contract from the marina in the mailbox.

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    As a kid I got a sick feeling in my stomach as summer wound down and school was starting.

    Now it is seeing Halloween and Christmas decorations displayed in stores in September.

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    When sailing season starts again (our off season is the summer, it's too hot...)

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    87 and sunny here in SoCal just another day in paradise
    We might go to Mammoth around Christmas this year to see snow
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    When it's too chilly in the house to wear shorts, and I have to watch the nighttime temps to make sure I bring the houseplants in before the first frost. When the laundry on the line is cold in my arms.

    And when I have to choose which container the morning coffee is going to be drunk from - the one for hot or the one for ice.
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    I actually wore long pants today. Yesterday was shorts but tshirt & flannel. Today was too damn cold & windy for shorts. Feels really strange to have cloth on my calves.

    Woodstove going too, so there's that as well.

    I sure remember the sinking feeling when school was about to start and fall is still my least favorite season because of that. Everything dying & stick season (aka November) on its way doesn't help.

    Yeah, yeah - the leaves are pretty an all that. Thing is the colors are there because the chlorophyll has left & their deaths mean we have to deal with leaf-peepers.

    Bah humbug
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    i no longer even own a pair of long pants
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    This is what Fall means to me:

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    And this:

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    And this:

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    [QUOTE=WI-Tom;6730537]This is what Fall means to me:



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    Beautiful picture Tom. I'd be happy to die in a place like that And I mean peacefully- from natural causes JayInOz

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    [QUOTE=JayInOz;6730553]
    Quote Originally Posted by WI-Tom View Post

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    Beautiful picture Tom. I'd be happy to die in a place like that And I mean peacefully- from natural causes JayInOz
    What made it better was that I was supposed to be at work that day--I had a dentist appointment that morning, and somehow I never made it back to school at all...

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