And just like that, summer as we knew it was gone. With it went 95-degree swimming pools, driving free of 15-mph school crosswalk zones, and the long days that woke you up at 5 am and allowed 8 pm to look early enough for happy hour. At least, that’s how we in the valley of Arizona could tell that fall had taken summer’s place.
But, despite the lack of hard evidence for seasonal change, Arizonans are known for fiercely taking the concept of fall into their own hands.
Fall decorations begin to appear in and on homes from the very second August is over. The scent of apple-cider air fresheners wafts through the air. Everyone is simply rabid for pumpkin spice lattes… and, well, anything “pumpkin” at all.Read More