Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Signs that Fall is Coming

Cottonwood leaves are turning

Arrival of Colorado Western Slope peaches. These are from Palisade

And it's time for roasting chiles


Matt Mullenix said...

For signs of Fall in Louisiana we like to see giant swirling masses of low pressure grinding up our coastline into muddy goo at 160 mph. You can really feel it in the air!

pluvialis said...

Signs of Fall in Cambridge: strangely empty streets -- the lull after the tourists and language students go home, but before the undergraduates come up. And today: a bank employee peeling a sticker of a singing skylark, and a sticker of a giant, anatomically incorrect butterfly, from the window of the bank. And replacing them with stickers of falling leaves.

Chas S. Clifton said...

Matt, that's why I prefer forest fires to hurricanes, given a choice. They cannot repeat in the same place -- at least not right away

Reid Farmer said...

We had a breezy night last night and early this morning I saw another sign of Fall - tumbleweeds

And the chiles. Connie had them roast a half bushel for her. A week later, the inside of the Explorer still smells wonderfully of roasted chile

mdmnm said...

One of the best things about the early fall in the southwest is riding around with your window down and hitting the scent stream from a green chile roaster. Instant Pavlovian response!