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Signs of Fall

September 20, 2014

A few days ago, the heat of summer finally broke — at least for a short window of time — and we got our first real taste of fall.

The temperatures were mild. The wind steadily caressed the trees and a gentle rain started to quench the parched earth.

The land was ready for the relief …

Fall

… as was I.

Early fall is my favorite time of year. The heat of summer often bleeds into the days while the evenings cool off quickly and offer a reprieve that summer days rarely do. See, Oregon’s summers are marked by an odd phenomenon in which the days actually grow warmer as the evening progresses. While the heat peaks between 2 and 4 p.m. in other parts of the country, we generally don’t hit our warmest temperatures until 5 or 6 p.m. Then, the heat can be slow to surrender to night.

With the first signs of fall, this phenomenon quickly, thankfully goes away.

With it comes days of intermittent rain and winds. It’s just a taste of weather yet to come, but it’s enough to make one want to bundle up with a good book, a warm fire and a cup of strong coffee (or tea … or cocoa … whatever your poison). Yes, the days grow shorter, but it reminds you to appreciate every moment of light.

Fall sunrise

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